A NURSE has shamed Covid conspiracy theorists by posting an image of a string of queuing ambulances and asking them “who do you assume these are for?”
Anti-lockdown activists have posted fake footage from dozens of places on social media, insisting hospitals are abandoned regardless of Covid affected person numbers hovering to file highs.
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The nurse tweeted an image of ambulances lined up outdoors a hospitalCredit score: Twitter/@lesyoung01
Leslie relies within the West Midlands the place hospitals are being inundated with sufferersCredit score: Twitter/@lesyoung01
Now Leslie Younger, a pre-hospital nurse, is exposing the lies by exhibiting an insider’s perspective.
HOSPITALS ‘FULLY STRETCHED’
The nurse tweeted an image of ambulances lined up outdoors a hospital saying: “So for individuals who imagine the false social media posts about empty wards in hospitals, who do you assume this lot are dropping off?”
Leslie relies within the West Midlands the place hospitals are being inundated with sufferers.
They’ve reached one of many highest alerts – CRITCON stage three – that means they’re “absolutely stretched.”
Leslie added that employees are feeling the stress and warned Brits to remain house.
He mentioned: “Appeared on the faces of a few of my colleagues in the present day & they’ve misplaced their spark.
“They’re drained, confused and breaking, but they’re out on the COVID frontline working exhausting.
“This pandemic is taking its toll on us. Assist us by being sort and following the foundations.”
It comes as Matt Hancock mentioned 32,294 folks had been in hospital with Covid throughout the UK.
And the NHS chief in the present day revealed 1 / 4 of all Covid hospital sufferers are aged below 55 as he warned the virus is “spreading uncontrolled”.
Sir Simon Stevens informed MPs everybody has to take the illness “extraordinarily critically” as a mutant pressure rampages throughout the UK.
And he urged Brits to recollect Covid impacts “all ages” as he revealed the bug is “spreading uncontrolled” with 30,000 folks in overstretched hospitals.
Final week Sir Stevens said conspiracy theorists are killing people by spreading fake news in a “demoralising insult” to frontline medics.
He informed a Downing Avenue briefing that claims that hospitals had been empty had been “merely unfaithful”.
The NHS boss took intention at conspiracy theorists illegally coming into and filming in hospitals in the course of the pandemic.
Sir Simon mentioned: “When folks say that coronavirus is a hoax, it’s a lie.
“Should you sneak right into a hospital at 9pm and movie an empty hall after which stick it on social media claiming it ‘proves hospitals are empty’, you’re chargeable for altering behaviour that can kill folks.”
Hospitals have needed to separate Covid sufferers and cancel non-urgent care to liberate capability, that means some areas could seem empty regardless of frontline employees coping with a surge in sufferers.
Prime well being officers have accused conspiracy theorists who conjure up the footage of risking folks’s lives by insisting the pandemic is a hoax.
One Fb group sharing footage and movies of ’empty’ hospitals has greater than 13,000 members, the BBC stories.
Its directors are apparently linked to a different Fb group peddling the ‘Nice Reset’ conspiracy concerning the pandemic, according to the BBC.
In a single surprising incident on New 12 months’s Eve, a physician mentioned he was “disgusted however largely heartbroken” after a gaggle of ghouls stood outdoors St Thomas’ Hospital in London shouting the pandemic is a “hoax”.
A major incident has already been declared in London with hospitals at breaking level as Covid circumstances proceed to rocket.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan mentioned final week the NHS is “on the cusp of being overwhelmed” with greater than 7,000 Covid sufferers in London hospitals — virtually 2,000 greater than the primary peak final April.
The numbers of individuals on ventilators has virtually doubled since Christmas day – with 47 per cent extra sufferers in intensive care, the Mayor mentioned.
And he warned hospitals will run out of beds in “within the subsequent couple of weeks” except the unfold is slowed down “drastically”.