A little sly dig here at the fact that the NHS doesn’t have enough beds to deal with the coronavirus:
Patients with ‘mild’ coronavirus told to stay at home as health chief admits NHS has too few beds
Well, yes, obviously the NHS doesn’t have enough beds. The wilder predictions are that perhaps 10% of the population will need to take bed rest. Do we have 6 million beds in the NHS? No, of course we don’t. We’ve not needed to have 6 million beds since the damn thing was set up in 1948. It would have been ruinously expensive if we had had 6 million beds this past 70 years.
Because we don’t want to have to maintain capacity all the time for something that comes along once in a lifetime.
We also don’t have enough gravediggers to bury ’em all (nor priests), crematorium space if we’re not to bury the victims of a pandemic. For the same reason, we don’t maintain double the capacity normally needed.
The NHS won’t have enough beds if this becomes pandemic, yes, true, and gosh, well noticed. And?