Just out of interest, why would that result in increased deaths?
Personally I'm not convinced that the health care system in the UK is really any better than the others. I think it ranks about in the middle of health care systems in Europe.
This looks looks like the Tory plan in action.The NHS is the big old elephant in the room in our society.
Nobody dares criticise it and no politician dares to speak the truth.
Our hospitals are crumbling and it needs a systemic overhaul - the whole thing is a Kafkaesque nightmare of burocracy and there’s far too many overpaid pen pushers meaning money isn’t spent on things that matter.
It’s not fit for purpose at all.
I’m not saying I have a solution, but the whole ‘NHS is wonderful’ narrative is a load of nonsense.
the whole thing is a Kafkaesque nightmare of burocracy and there’s far too many overpaid pen pushers meaning money isn’t spent on things that matter.
Population density is a huge factor. It is why New Zealand could keep deaths to very low levels by sealing off their isolated country as there are few large population centres there and big gaps between those that exist. As they start to open up from restrictions things will still change but their natural advantage meant they were always going to cope better than most.Regarding death rates between countries. A lot of it is down to what constitutes a Covid related death. In the UK, if someone dies within 28 days of a positive test then it is Covid related even if that person had a terminal illness. It is a very wide definition whereas other countries don’t always do the same.
Obviously there are many other factors such as population density, median age of population etc so there isn’t a huge amount to be taken from it. Other than advanced nations I would also say the statistics in most countries are fairly meaningless as they don’t have the resources to collect them.
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