From STV ten days ago:
A national strategy to manage hospitals during the second wave of Covid-19 is needed to ensure the NHS stays afloat through the “impending winter storm”, leading physicians have said. They warned that, unless Covid-19 is managed effectively in the country’s hospitals, “we cannot safely provide essential and elective care”. In a letter to The Times they wrote that their members are seeing a rapidly rising number of patients with Covid-19 being admitted to hospitals. In the letter, the presidents of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh welcomed measures being implemented to reduce community transmission.
The leading physicians were misrepresenting the figures even then and their prediction of a storm is well-out now:
Ten days ago, on the 4th of November, admissions to hospital had been falling for 7 days and admissions to ICU had been flat for three weeks.
Both continue to fall.
Had the leading Scottish physicians been reading their Royal College news releases for NHS England?
Will the leading physicians write again to reassure the public that the storm has missed us?