Healthcare workers ‘terrified’ of the emerging second peak

A survey by the British Medical Association has found that the second peak of COVID-19 is the number one concern among the medical profession.

Around 7,000 doctors and medical students said that a second peak was likely or very likely in the next six months.

The findings come after daily cases in the UK soared to more than 3,500 on Friday. With the R number rising for the first time since March case numbers and ultimately deaths will rise further.

Doctors say the failure of the test and trace system, a lack of monitoring and adherence to infection control measures in public places, and mixed messages to the public are the key reasons for a second rise.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 14 September 2020