The decisions to go back into national lockdowns by Europe’s largest countries last night are just the beginning. This follows similar actions in smaller countries as well. It will not be long until others follow. This is because of the admission that local containment efforts have failed. So we are back to draconian measures of restricted movement in many jurisdictions. The rate of increases in the numbers affected by the pandemic is truly horrific. In some countries, they are doubling in a matter of days. This obviously places a strain on health facilities overwhelming their abilities to function as normal. Which places pressure on patients with chronic diseases that have no relation to the pandemic.
The US where similar surges are being should take note. The lessons learned must also be noted. Health facilities have been overwhelmed in some ares. The time for a united front on this issue is upon us.