Dr Katie Sanderson of DAUK spoke to CNN this morning regarding the growing trend of Covid deniers. “The reason it is so upsetting people saying covid is a hoax is because you know that it will cause some people to behave in a way where they take risks they wouldn’t otherwise have taken. They get COVID and they potentially become very, very unwell. And that’s preventable.”
"None of this is normal in the NHS. At our trust, we have three times the level of ICU patients that we had at the same time last year. We have converted several floors of our hospital to intensive care. We have redeployed multiple members of staff consultants…people from all specialties have been redeployed in the roles that they don't normally fulfil"
Lives are being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid-19 deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS staff, say healthcare and police chiefs. The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), a union representing frontline medics, said it was unacceptable that staff working themselves into the ground to keep patients safe were having to worry about a new threat from Covid deniers and anti-maskers.