Expectation of second wave from current sharp rise in cases confirmed
The Northern Ireland government has commissioned a new ‘Nightingale’ hospital for the treatment of coronavirus victims. The news confirms that Stormont believes that recent sharp increases in the number of infections is the start of a second wave likely to overwhelm health services.
Nightingale hospitals in England were used cynically as a PR stunt by the Tories and rejected the sickest patients to improve perception of the units’ performance, while taking staff from overloaded NHS hospitals.
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