This explains the discordance between the lower-than-normal bed use and ambulance stats vs the NHS alarm bells.
I had the insightful opportunity to interview an NHS employee involved in the logistics of a busy England hospital today.
The message was clear – they are insanely busy. It’s a pressure cooker environment beyond the high pressure they experience every winter.
However, the reason is not a single headline. It doesn’t marry with the raw hospital data. And it certainly is not due to an abnormal excess of acute respiratory infections.
Check out the image [above] that summarises the issues NHS Hospitals are currently facing.
Worth checking out.
Stop Press: Lockdown Sceptics contributor Jonathan Engler has summarised much of the same data in a Twitter thread.