The deadliest day: 980 coronavirus deaths in UK hospitals – and it’s only getting worse

The United Kingdom has broken a record – but it isn’t one that should make Boris Johnson proud.

Yesterday’s (April 10) total of 980 deaths in UK hospitals means this country has recorded the highest number of coronavirus fatalities in a single day than any other European nation.

Even Spain and Italy didn’t get near that on their worst days.

And, if the Office for National Statistics is right, the underlying figure – including people who died at home or in care homes – is 1,744.

And the underlying total of all deaths would be nearly 16,000.

This shocking figure – symbol of the Tory government’s utter failure to get to grips with the situation in its early stages – has provoked outrage on the social media.

Amazingly, the media have played down the fact that these figures are the worst in Europe, despite having screamed about the (lower) death statistics in Italy and Spain.

The Tory media seems to have taken its cue from the Tory leadership:

And some Tories seem to have taken it personally that this bitter symbol of Tory failure occurred on the same day Boris Johnson came out of hospital. Too bad.

The worst of it is that nobody is saying this is the worst figure we’ll have.

Italy and Spain – sorry to keep harping on about them but they are the closest similar countries – have crested the wave and the number of deaths in those countries is falling.

Here in the UK, disease data analysts have predicted that the death toll will continue to rise for another week, peaking at 2,932 deaths on April 17.

This has been disputed by scientists whose modelling is used by the government – but their prediction is worse.

The government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, said the peak of the outbreak could be several weeks away: “I would expect the deaths to continue to keep going up for about two weeks after the intensive care picture improves. We’re not there yet, but that’s the sort of timeframe I would expect.”

Who knows, by then, how many thousands will be dying every day?

It all reinforce the belief that the government is still pursuing its terminal “herd immunity” fantasy – that would lead to more than a quarter of a million deaths in total.

Boris Johnson seems to be happy with this and so do his rich friends.

But he’s had it and they’re not in the firing line – poor people are far more likely to contract the coronavirus and die of it than the rich.

Are you happy that they expect you to die for them?

Source: Coronavirus: 980 dead in UK hospitals in deadliest day of pandemic yet | World news | The Guardian

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5 thoughts on “The deadliest day: 980 coronavirus deaths in UK hospitals – and it’s only getting worse

  1. kateuk

    I didn’t vote for these b*stards and have never voted for them. The media destroyed the best PM we never had. I hope all those Tory voting idiots are pleased with themselves.

  2. Dez

    So the news has rightly provoked outrage on Social media ….. however meanwhile the rest of paid for media is weirdly quiet about the efforts of the lacklustre leadership of this useless Government.

  3. Johann Owen

    And still not as many as austerity or the department of willful persecution! Just think how many of us useless eaters they will have disposed of by the time they are eventually (can’t see it happening for a long time) voted out of office, if they haven’t rigged the electoral system by then. They must be rubbing their hands with glee!

  4. Hecuba

    Not our fault say the fascist tories – it’s working well – we are ridding ourselves of all the worthless women and men! Oh and we are also continuing to lie and now blaming NHS workers for squandering valuable PPE clothing! This clothing is like ‘gold’ it must be hoarded and not used!

    Medical expert Matt Hancock who is Minister for Health and therefore automatically an expert (sic) claimed this on Friday: ‘On Friday, Matt Hancock said there was enough kit for everyone and unveiled a plan for addressing shortages.’ Mr Hancock warned on Friday that PPE should only where it was most needed.

    He said 742 million pieces of protective gear had been delivered so far, saying: “There’s enough PPE to go around, but only if it’s used in line with our guidance. We need everyone to treat PPE like the precious resource that it is.”

    RCN chief executive Dame Donna Kinnair told the BBC no PPE was “more precious a resource than a healthcare worker’s life, a nurse’s life, a doctor’s life”.

    “I take offence actually that we are saying that healthcare workers are abusing or overusing PPE,” she told BBC Breakfast, adding that nurses were still telling her they did not have adequate supply of protective equipment.’

    Residential Homes too are calling for protective clothing but as usual fascist tories claim ‘we are working 24/7 or around the clock!’ As if anyone works 24/7 or around the clock! Just worthless lies!

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