New Year’s Eve at St Thomas’ Hospital in London is always gruelling. Booze-fuelled accidents, injuries and domestic incidents test staff physically, mentally and emotionally. For those on duty as 2020 waned, it was a particular challenge — and not just because of Covid-19, which was already filling intensive care unit (ICU) beds. Matthew Lee, a recently qualified junior doctor, had been drafted in to help in Accident and Emergency over the festive period. He’d just finished a brutal nine-hour shift when, 30 minutes before midnight, he left the hospital and was confronted by the sight of a rag-tag group of jeering individuals gathered at the entrance. None was wearing a face mask. Some played drums as others chanted ‘Covid is a hoax!’ — just a few hundred yards from the ICU where patients fought for breath as the virus attacked their lungs on the very wards where Boris Johnson was treated last April. ‘Why do people still not realise the seriousness of this pandemic?’ an anguished Dr Lee asked on Twitter after posting a video of the protest which has now been viewed almost five million times. ‘Their ignorance is hurting others,’ he added. Among the crowd of Covid-deniers was… Read full this story
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