Our West Lancashire Ormskirk & Southport Hospitals Trust has reported 43 new coronavirus infections today, bringing the cumulative total to 5,600. That’s now 4,899.1 infections per 100,000 of our population.
No further deaths were recorded at our hospitals today. Sadly, our losses remain at 276 deaths in our community.
Boris Johnson told us “We have so much to look forward to”. There would be “levelled up” outcomes. But now, it’s become level down. There will be no more personal, individual, assessments of need for the over 80s with underlying conditions. The second vaccine within three weeks is to become three months. That’s herd assessment! Who can trust these people?
The Director of Public Health for Blackburn with Darwen Council, Professor Dominic Harrison, has said that the county is a late adopter but that a third wave is on the way. He believes the new variant is driving the third wave, coming up from the south of the country, particularly London.
“It now looks certain that we will see a third wave of Covid-19 probably peaking in early February. The pandemic will have had three waves in the year from February 2020 to March 2021”.
Who will survive the third wave? Probably not many of those of us with existing three week ahead appointments for the second vaccine dose.