The full health cost of lockdown: Doctors warn of a devastating toll on non-virus patients who still face delays in diagnosis and care
5th August 2020 - Daily Mail
Lockdown has taken a huge toll on Britain’s wider health, doctors warn, with two-thirds saying non-virus patients have been badly hit.
Those suffering from cancer, heart conditions, strokes, diabetes and lung disease are among the worst affected by delays to their diagnosis and care, a survey of senior doctors reveals.
It also shows the majority of doctors are still facing delays when trying to refer patients for cancer or cardiology tests – five months after the pandemic took hold.
Dr Chris Gough - Anaesthetist and Intensivist
Now that I am recovering from Covid-19, I want to share my symptoms, and my experience, in case it is of help to anyone else. I've felt pretty rotten the last few days, but am finally improving. I am only talking about my own experiences - as a patient, not a doctor.
I'll have a quick moan about testing, and then go through my symptoms. Testing, testing, testing. We must stop the ridiculous imbalance where politicians and sports stars can apparently get tested, but frontline health workers cannot. The criteria must be consistent.