‘The beds aren’t even getting cold’: Inside a London hospital full with Covid patients

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “‘The beds aren’t even getting cold’: Inside a London hospital full with Covid patients” – below is their description.

    Ealing Hospital is just one of hundreds across the country buckling under the weight of new admissions.

    We have been given access to the ICU and Covid wards – on the very front line of this crisis.

    Meanwhile, senior doctors have voiced concern about the UK’s decision to delay giving people the second dose of the Pfzier vaccine. The British Medical Association said it was worried that leaving a long gap between doses could reduce its effectiveness.

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