Prevention is key. Let me repeat that: Prevention is key! Restrictions must be maintained, said the CMO, her voice rising when she described the recent intense pressure on our health system. (But, will that be the final Cabinet decision on Monday?)
In the words of the CMO, “We have seen larger health systems than ours collapse because of COVID.” Indeed. We do not have the capacity to cope with a third wave, she repeated.
Minister Tufton doesn’t want us to “panic.” However, perhaps he and his colleagues could just let us know when we need to, at least, get extremely nervous.
Take the utmost care, everyone. Stay safe.
Minister Tufton actually appeared calm – but suppressing anxiety at times, as did the Chief Medical Officer. He did try to end on a positive note, however.