The hospital I work in in the NW has 14 ventilated COVID patients. This is in the summer, we shouldn’t be seeing any respiratory viruses. There was an interview on today this morning with a scientist who feared we are making the same mistakes of last summer, not controlling the virus and risking shit to hit the fan again in winter. I imagine if it was to be cancelled it’s this situation that the Welsh Government are trying to prevent.
It’s worth mentioning that Wales has the lowest number of ventilator beds per capita in Europe, so the government has always had to be more conservative. What happened in the NW is that it was allowed to spread amongst the younger population until it reached a critical point and started spreading in the at risk older age groups.
I am desperate for it to go ahead, I have lots of friends that I only get to see at GM really so haven’t seen them in coming up two years. But I’d definitely sacrifice it to not lockdown again in the winter, and I trust the people making the decisions may not be popular but do it with all the data available.