Origins of the crisis - crying wolf?
I believe one of the key things which has gone wrong is that we have been exaggerating influenza mortality. For instance, winter 2017-18 was considered a very bad year for flu mortality - but we had only 3,454 ICU admissions in the UK and 372 deaths (140 beds, 14 deaths a week?) And we told ourselves we had 16,000 deaths or 50,000 deaths which would have equated to 150,000 or 500,000 ICU admissions . Of course, we were never anywhere near that and the service was at full stretch. Now we are reaping the whirlwind.
 John Stone, ‘ Government exaggerates flu mortality again: why cannot the public be trusted with the truth?’, 5 December 2018, https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6
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