, Dec 5 () –
The president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the United Kingdom, Katherine Henderson, has warned this Sunday that the National Health Service of England will be in “a very, very difficult situation” if the omicron variant causes an increase in hospitalizations.
“We are already bad enough. It will get worse. And if the new variant affects the figures and translates into hospital admissions, we will be in a very, very difficult situation,” Henderson said in statements collected by the newspaper ‘The Guardian’ .
Henderson thus referred to increased income from seasonal illnesses such as the flu. “We will always be there, but we have to help people understand that at this moment the service is so on edge that any additional arreón could cause many, many problems,” he said.
The latest official daily balance includes 42,848 new infections and 127 deaths from coronavirus. In total, the UK has accounted for 10.4 million cases and 145,551 deaths. Up to 46.5 million Britons have had the two doses of the vaccine and 19.8 million also have the booster dose.