An NHS doctor who is on the front line fighting against coronavirus to save lives has hit out at reckless people going to the pub which could almost certainly spread the virus.
The NHS intensive care unit (ICU) consultant Jack, is begging Britons to stay home, he warned that failure to listen to the government’s advice on social distancing “is killing people.”
The doctor expressed his disbelief that thousands of people were still going out to the pub on Friday night.
The doctor told LBC Radio, “It’s beyond me why people can’t see what they are creating by just continuing to go out.
“We’re treating the people who were infected two weeks ago and we’re getting full.
“People getting infected now who will be treated in two weeks’ time, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve been doing this for three weeks and it’s getting worse.”
He said the pandemic is catastrophic and said, “There are doctors and nurses going down. Healthcare workers will die.
“I’ve cried. My colleagues have cried. I’ve been doing this for 25-years and I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s catastrophic.
“When I’m hearing people saying they are going to go to the pub or it’s Mother’s Day, I’m afraid that is killing people.
“It’s going to kill people.”
Latest figures published on Friday, shows that more than 60 Londoners have died from coronavirus and the latest report from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is alarming.
Boris Johnson ordered pubs, restaurants and shops to close across the UK on Friday until further notice to stop the spread of coronavirus, bur despite this order some cafes and restaurants are still open in the capital such as Gail’s.
Northwick Park Hospital in northwest London confirmed it had reached “critical care capacity” and does not have any required space for patients needing “critical care.”
In an email seen by LondonLovesbusiness, Lisa Knight, Chief Nurse told colleagues across the NHS on Thursday evening at 19:15 hours that “to be clear we are not declaring a major incident, but the current situation does warrant that special measures are put in place.”
The email added that the NHS are “working under considerable pressure” particularly in “critical care, theatres and in many of our acute services.”