20 October 2020

"If it only saves one life"...

...right, Boris?insert alt text here
“If lockdown were a drug, you’d need to consider the side effects, and yet we’re not – even though we seem to be diving headlong into another one."

During the three months of lockdown, organ transplants fell by two-thirds, resulting in the numbers of people dying on transplant waiting lists to nearly double.

Hospital chemotherapy attendance fell by 66 per cent in April, per a University College London study for the British Medical Journal.

Urgent referrals for early cancer diagnosis dropped by up to 89 per cent, according to the same study.

Hospitals postponed some 50,000 surgeries for children from March to May in England alone.