Ministers Accused of ‘Plan B’ Neglect – .

Ministers Accused of ‘Plan B’ Neglect – .

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Doctors accused the government of “willful neglect” for refusing to immediately implement its coronavirus “plan B” for the winter.

The British Medical Association has warned that Covid-19 deaths are as high as during the March lockdown, with Chaand Nagpaul, the body’s chairman, calling the ministers’ approach “incredibly worrying.”

His comments followed a press briefing by Sajid Javid in which the Health Secretary claimed the pressure on the NHS was not yet unsustainable and said ‘Plan B’ would only be activated when hospitals risked to be overwhelmed.

The independent has previously reported how some patients wait two full days for a bed after visiting A&E, while others are forced to wait outside the hospital in an ambulance for hours.

However, Mr Javid warned on Wednesday evening that winter restrictions could return “if we don’t do our part”.

The health secretary told reporters: “If not enough people get this reminder, if not enough people eligible for this initial vaccine offer don’t show up, if people aren’t wearing masks when they are. should really… that’s okay to hit us.


Health Minister denies government has ‘Plan C’ for Covid-19 this winter

The government does not have a “plan C” to fight the coronavirus this winter despite information to this effect, a minister said.
Edward Argar, a health minister, said the government was not considering a ban on mixing households on Christmas.
He told Sky News: “It’s not something I’m aware of, I checked it out and was told it wasn’t a story with a foundation.
“Of course, as a government you are looking – as we did with our ‘plan B’ – for alternatives and ways in which you could, if necessary, start to ease that pressure.
“The details of this and what was mentioned there as I understand it, while I only took a look, I’m afraid on the way this morning, to limit the mixture of households, things like that… is that it’s not something that is actively considered. “
The government has been accused of negligence for refusing to implement its “plan B” now. Instead, he waits until hospitals risk being “overwhelmed,” Sajid Javid said.
Mr Argar was asked how badly the situation in the NHS should get before the government acts, but said it would not be ‘appropriate to set an arbitrary number, X number of infections, X number of hospitalizations ”.
He said, “We have to look at all of this in the round, we absolutely have to look at the death rate.
“We need to look at this roll-out program… immunization schedule… immunization rates among young people, 12 to 15 year olds, because we see in this school age population, that’s where we ‘We see in. makes the largest increases causing these infections. “
He added, “I can’t give you a simple answer, here’s kind of a black and white answer, here’s a binary line, because that takes… there’s a whole range of factors that we’ll take into consideration.” ”
Jon SharmanOctober 21, 2021 8:08 AM

Covid restrictions could return unless the public ‘does their part’, warns Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid has warned that coronavirus restrictions could return to England as Christmas approaches, as infections in the UK hit nearly 50,000 in a single day – their highest since July, writing Andrew Woodcock.
Mr Javid has rejected calls from NHS bosses for the government to immediately trigger its Plan B for Covid-19 – involving mandatory masks, vaccine passports for crowded places like nightclubs and advice for working from home – insisting that the pressures on health services are not yet “unsustainable”.
But he called for a return to the “blitz spirit” of the early days of the pandemic, warning the British that unless they “do their part” by accepting the offer of vaccines and booster shots, they could lose. the freedoms they have enjoyed since the confinement was lifted in July.
Jon SharmanOctober 21, 2021 7:49 AM

BMA calls on careless government for failing to implement ‘plan B’ despite Covid push

The government is “willfully negligent” in failing to introduce measures to suppress the recent increase in coronavirus cases, the president of the British Medical Association (BMA) said.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul made the comments after the Health Secretary ignored calls from NHS leaders to implement ‘Plan B’, which could see the return of mandatory masks in indoor spaces and the need to work from home whenever possible, writing Rory Sullivan.
Speaking at a No.10 press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Sajid Javid said the current pressure on the NHS was not ‘unsustainable’, noting that the contingency plan would only be introduced if the hospitals risked being “overwhelmed”.
Jon SharmanOctober 21, 2021 7:47 AM


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