The NHS is NOT in Crisis

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

Ministers and advisers are constantly claiming that the NHS is in crisis mode – with wards and intensive care units overcrowded and staff hardly able to cope.

The blame, of course, is put on covid-19 – this year’s spectacularly over-marketed brand of the flu.

The truth, however, is rather different. As always the Government in the UK has been spinning and lying in order to create a crisis.

The fact is that the latest figures show that hospitals in England, for example, are not as busy today as they were a year ago – before the covid-19 story began.

In January 2020, the average general and acute hospital bed usage was between 90% and 95%.

But in January 2021, the average general and acute hospital bed usage was notably below 90%.

It is also claimed that huge numbers of members of NHS are off work because they have covid-19.

This isn’t true either.

The NHS is one of the biggest employers in the world, and the number of staff off sick is usually between 50,000 and 100,000.

Today, the number off work through sickness is close to the top of that range. Half are said to be off with `covid-19’.

But, of course, they aren’t.

Many of them are off sick because they have tested positive – with a PCR testing system that is not fit for purpose and which is picking up more false positives than real positives. My estimate is that around a third of those off sick are perfectly well but have a positive PCR test and are probably sitting at home, isolating and twiddling their thumbs.

So why are politicians and advisors, journalists and union representatives claiming that the NHS is close to collapse?

Well, there are a number of reasons.

1. As usual with covid-19, a great many lies are being told. This is a propaganda war and the Government is determined to convince the country that we are in the middle of a plague epidemic.
2. The NHS was short of staff before covid-19 started.
3. In the winter months, the NHS always struggles to cope. There is always a flu epidemic, and the numbers with flu needing to be in hospital is higher when the weather is cold. This year there is virtually no flu (because all the cases of flu are being diagnosed as covid-19) but the weather has been very cold.
4. There is virtually no GP service because of the covid-19 panic and because GPs are busy earning £12 a shot by giving covid-19 vaccinations – and so patients who need medical help are sent to hospital, or just go there themselves.
5. Many staff members have been made ill by the covid-19 vaccine.
6. The NHS has not been providing treatment for cancer patients, etc., and so many of these have deteriorated and now need hospital care.
7. Hospital wards are having to socially distance beds, patients and staff. This is putting pressure on the system because there are fewer beds per ward.
8. Staff are having to spend a great deal of time doing useless PCR tests on patients and messing around with the sort of equipment usually required when removing asbestos from an old church.
9. When hospital patients test positive (mostly false positive) they can’t go home if they have vulnerable relatives there.
10. The NHS has lost thousands of beds in recent years, and today the NHS is seriously short of beds. The number of administrators is, however, considerably more than adequate.
11. Many people are panicking and demanding hospital care for flu-like symptoms. They have been panicked by government propaganda. Once in hospital they will likely spread the virus to other patients – creating yet more fear.
12. Care homes are reluctant to accept hospital patients because they are aware of the criticism of the way the elderly were abandoned during the genocidal spring of 2020.

Copyright Vernon Coleman January 28th 2021

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