"There can be no debate: this is now much, much worse than the first wave", says a NHS consultant.
"Truly, I never imagined it would be this bad.
Once again Covid has spread out along the hospital, the disease greedily taking over ward after ward. Surgical, paediatric, obstetric, orthopaedic; this virus does not discriminate between specialities. Outbreaks bloom even in our “clean” areas and the disease is even more ferociously infectious. Although our local tests do not differentiate strains, I presume this is the new variant.
The patients are younger this time around too, and there are so many of them. They are sick. We are full."
Source: The Guardian, 7 January 2020