UK hospitals in trouble over skyrocketing Omicron cases

Speaking to BBC

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has warned that the UK’s National Health Service is facing an “acute” staffing problem as it seeks to battle the spread of Omicron.

Speaking to BBC Radio on Thursday, the college’s president, Katherine Henderson, raised concerns that “even if we are not seeing a big rise in hospitalizations, [officials are] already seeing the effect on not having the staff to run shifts,” as the virus forces people to self-isolate.