winter coronavirus

With news that the Coronavirus rate rockets in three new areas of the UK we decided to speak to one hundred NHS nurses to find out if they believed there would be a second Coronavirus wave.

The results from our survey were worrying, especially after Boris Johnson repeated that there will not be another national coronavirus shutdown, even though Matt Hancock has said there could be.

According to 70 per cent of NHS nurses, there will be a second coronavirus wave. When asked when this will happen 80 per cent of those who said there would be a second coronavirus wave predicted it would be in winter. However, 20 per cent said it could be as soon as three weeks.

This is worrying news, especially with many believing that if a second wave did come there would not be a finically package available like there was when the pandemic hit the UK.

A leaked report has said there could be a second wave in winter, and according to that report more than 80,000 people could die. However, the nurses we spoke to said they did not believe the leaked report was correct. They felt that when the second wave does come it will not be as serious as the first wave and do not feel the death rate will be as high.

coronavirus second waveOne nurse we spoke to from Manchester who said not wished to be named explained: “The strength of the coronavirus as not like it was when it first hit. It has become weaker and will be on the same level as the flu.”

Another nurse from London said one of the reasons why the pandemic caused so many deaths was hospital did not know how to treat or fight COVID-19. According to the nurse who has worked for the NHS for twenty years, hospitals now have a greater understanding of the disease and that is why so many people are now surviving.

When asked if they felt the people of the UK were taking the pandemic seriously, sadly 78 per cent said no.

One nurse mentioned how shocked she was when she went into her local Tesco store and customers acted if the coronavirus pandemic was over. She went on to say that even the staff at Tesco were not taking it seriously.

Another nurse commented that one of the main reasons why people were no longer taking the pandemic seriously was down to all the mixed messages and the confusion from the government.

One thing is for sure, if there is a second COVID-19 wave then the government needs to act quickly and put financial packages in place and support the NHS.

second coronavirus winterThe full list of all areas in England with Coronavirus.

 

    Pendle 56.5 (52), 68.4 (63)

    Blackburn with Darwen 54.1 (81), 58.8 (88)

    Oldham 54.0 (128), 75.1 (178)

    Bradford 43.0 (232), 46.7 (252)

    Manchester 42.0 (232), 46.3 (256)

    Corby 40.2 (29), 16.6 (12)

    Kettering 38.3 (39), 16.7 (17)

    Northampton 37.0 (83), 40.5 (91)

    Redditch 36.4 (31), 4.7 (4)

    Burnley 34.9 (31), 23.6 (21)

    Rochdale 33.7 (75), 43.2 (96)

    Oadby and Wigston 33.3 (19), 21.0 (12)

    Swindon 30.6 (68), 48.6 (108)

    Leicester 29.9 (106), 55.0 (195)

    Hackney and City of London 29.9 (87), 12.0 (35)

    Bury 29.8 (57), 31.4 (60)

    Preston 29.3 (42), 23.8 (34)

    Calderdale 28.8 (61), 33.6 (71)

    Oxford 28.2 (43), 17.7 (27)

    Middlesbrough 27.0 (38), 10.6 (15)

    Salford 26.3 (68), 33.2 (86)

    Great Yarmouth 26.2 (26), 1.0 (1)

    Tameside 26.0 (59), 27.8 (63)

    Hyndburn 25.9 (21), 24.7 (20)

    Leeds 25.6 (203), 17.7 (140)

    Trafford 25.3 (60), 19.8 (47)

    Sandwell 25.3 (83), 21.0 (69)

    Birmingham 25.2 (288), 26.2 (299)

    Kirklees 25.0 (110), 34.6 (152)

    Windsor and Maidenhead 22.5 (34), 11.9 (18)

    Dacorum 22.0 (34), 9.0 (14)

    Blaby 21.7 (22), 12.8 (13)

    Stoke-on-Trent 21.1 (54), 27.3 (70)

    Newcastle-under-Lyme 20.9 (27), 9.3 (12)

    Kensington and Chelsea 20.5 (32), 11.5 (18)

    Peterborough 19.8 (40), 13.8 (28)

    Breckland 18.6 (26), 5.0 (7)

    South Tyneside 18.5 (28), 4.0 (6)

    Bolton 18.4 (53), 20.5 (59)

    Elmbridge 18.3 (25), 13.2 (18)

    Hammersmith and Fulham 17.8 (33), 16.2 (30)

    Harrow 17.1 (43), 11.9 (30)

    Wandsworth 17.0 (56), 13.0 (43)

    Wirral 17.0 (55), 4.6 (15)

    Rossendale 16.8 (12), 8.4 (6)

    Watford 16.6 (16), 20.7 (20)

    Barking and Dagenham 16.0 (34), 17.4 (37)

    Ealing 15.8 (54), 17.0 (58)

    South Bucks 15.7 (11), 14.3 (10)

    Wakefield 15.5 (54), 21.5 (75)

    Wolverhampton 15.2 (40), 18.6 (49)

    Wellingborough 15.1 (12), 17.6 (14)

    Southwark 15.1 (48), 14.1 (45)

    Bath and North East Somerset 15.0 (29), 6.2 (12)

    Ribble Valley 14.8 (9), 4.9 (3)

    Enfield 14.1 (47), 7.2 (24)

    Liverpool 14.1 (70), 15.7 (78)

    High Peak 14.0 (13), 7.6 (7)

    Haringey 13.8 (37), 10.4 (28)

    Westminster 13.4 (35), 8.4 (22)

    Camden 13.3 (36), 9.3 (25)

    Folkestone and Hythe 13.3 (15), 5.3 (6)

    Coventry 13.2 (49), 19.9 (74)

    Hastings 13.0 (12), 3.2 (3)

    Tower Hamlets 12.9 (42), 9.9 (32)

    Carlisle 12.9 (14), 13.8 (15)

    Luton 12.7 (27), 11.3 (24)

    South Gloucestershire 12.3 (35), 4.2 (12)

    Mid Devon 12.1 (10), 2.4 (2)

    Islington 12.0 (29), 4.5 (11)

    Stockport 11.9 (35), 15.3 (45)

    Three Rivers 11.8 (11), 8.6 (8)

    East Northamptonshire 11.6 (11), 9.5 (9)

    Newcastle upon Tyne 11.6 (35), 15.9 (48)

    Epping Forest 11.4 (15), 11.4 (15)

    Mid Sussex 11.3 (17), 5.3 (8)

    Sefton 11.2 (31), 11.6 (32)

    Havering 11.2 (29), 7.3 (19)

    Northumberland 11.2 (36), 5.6 (18)

    Nottingham 11.1 (37), 9.9 (33)

    Richmond upon Thames 11.1 (22), 17.7 (35)

    Gedling 11.0 (13), 5.1 (6)

    Walsall 10.9 (31), 13.3 (38)

    Bromley 10.8 (36), 6.9 (23)

    Bristol 10.8 (50), 10.1 (47)

    Sheffield 10.8 (63), 13.0 (76)

    Sevenoaks 10.8 (13), 5.0 (6)

    Wigan 10.6 (35), 9.1 (30)

    East Hampshire 10.6 (13), 6.5 (8)

    Broxtowe 10.5 (12), 8.8 (10)

    Lewisham 10.5 (32), 7.2 (22)

    Cambridge 10.4 (13), 4.8 (6)

    Brentwood 10.4 (8), 9.1 (7)

    Torbay 10.3 (14), 1.5 (2)

    Barnet 10.1 (40), 13.4 (53)

    Rutland 10.0 (4), 12.5 (5)

    Nuneaton and Bedworth 10.0 (13), 9.2 (12)

    Bedford 9.8 (17), 10.4 (18)

    Hounslow 9.6 (26), 14.0 (38)

    Vale of White Horse 9.6 (13), 6.6 (9)

    Hertsmere 9.5 (10), 7.6 (8)

    Lambeth 9.5 (31), 11.3 (37)

    Waverley 9.5 (12), 12.7 (16)

    Guildford 9.4 (14), 12.8 (19)

    Chiltern 9.4 (9), 8.3 (8)

    East Hertfordshire 9.3 (14), 4.7 (7)

    Blackpool 9.3 (13), 9.3 (13)

    Richmondshire 9.3 (5), 7.4 (4)

    South Hams 9.2 (8), 1.1 (1)

    Staffordshire Moorlands 9.1 (9), 8.1 (8)

    Newham 9.1 (32), 12.5 (44)

    Gateshead 8.9 (18), 7.9 (16)

    Milton Keynes 8.9 (24), 7.8 (21)

    Bexley 8.9 (22), 5.2 (13)

    Copeland 8.8 (6), 2.9 (2)

    Hillingdon 8.8 (27), 16.9 (52)

    Redcar and Cleveland 8.7 (12), 6.6 (9)

    Slough 8.7 (13), 11.4 (17)

    Cherwell 8.6 (13), 6.6 (10)

    Norwich 8.5 (12), 2.8 (4)

    New Forest 8.3 (15), 3.9 (7)

    Southampton 8.3 (21), 3.6 (9)

    Central Bedfordshire 8.3 (24), 8.0 (23)

    County Durham 8.3 (44), 10.4 (55)

    Chichester 8.3 (10), 0.0 (0)

    Gosport 8.3 (7), 0.0 (0)

    North Hertfordshire 8.2 (11), 7.5 (10)

    Merton 8.2 (17), 10.7 (22)

    Redbridge 8.2 (25), 7.5 (23)

    Cheshire West and Chester 8.2 (28), 6.1 (21)

    Cheshire East 8.1 (31), 9.1 (35)

    Reading 8.0 (13), 8.0 (13)

    Mole Valley 8.0 (7), 2.3 (2)

    Spelthorne 8.0 (8), 11.0 (11)

    Rochford 8.0 (7), 2.3 (2)

    Dartford 8.0 (9), 5.3 (6)

    Waltham Forest 7.9 (22), 13.0 (36)

    Runnymede 7.8 (7), 8.9 (8)

    Dudley 7.8 (25), 6.5 (21)

    Derby 7.8 (20), 7.8 (20)

    Croydon 7.8 (30), 7.5 (29)

    Sutton 7.8 (16), 6.8 (14)

    Barnsley 7.7 (19), 15.4 (38)

    Bassetlaw 7.7 (9), 9.4 (11)

    Horsham 7.6 (11), 3.5 (5)

    Brent 7.6 (25), 8.8 (29)

    Rushcliffe 7.6 (9), 6.7 (8)

    Charnwood 7.5 (14), 8.6 (16)

    Lancaster 7.5 (11), 2.1 (3)

    Hartlepool 7.5 (7), 7.5 (7)

    Bolsover 7.4 (6), 3.7 (3)

    Wycombe 7.4 (13), 6.9 (12)

    Fylde 7.4 (6), 7.4 (6)

    Rushmoor 7.4 (7), 7.4 (7)

    Solihull 7.4 (16), 9.7 (21)

    Newark and Sherwood 7.4 (9), 30.2 (37)

    Welwyn Hatfield 7.3 (9), 7.3 (9)

    Greenwich 7.3 (21), 4.5 (13)

    Chelmsford 7.3 (13), 7.3 (13)

    York 7.1 (15), 3.8 (8)

    Southend-on-Sea 7.1 (13), 3.8 (7)

    Hinckley and Bosworth 7.1 (8), 6.2 (7)

    South Oxfordshire 7.0 (10), 8.4 (12)

    East Riding of Yorkshire 7.0 (24), 3.2 (11)

    Wychavon 7.0 (9), 6.2 (8)

    Erewash 6.9 (8), 3.5 (4)

    Mendip 6.9 (8), 6.1 (7)

    Wyre Forest 6.9 (7), 8.9 (9)

    Cheltenham 6.9 (8), 6.9 (8)

    Plymouth 6.9 (18), 3.4 (9)

    Exeter 6.8 (9), 1.5 (2)

    Sunderland 6.8 (19), 7.9 (22)

    Kingston upon Thames 6.8 (12), 12.4 (22)

    Huntingdonshire 6.7 (12), 7.3 (13)

    St Albans 6.7 (10), 9.4 (14)

    St. Helens 6.6 (12), 12.7 (23)

    Uttlesford 6.6 (6), 9.9 (9)

    Gravesham 6.5 (7), 9.4 (10)

    Tamworth 6.5 (5), 3.9 (3)

    Harborough 6.4 (6), 7.5 (7)

    Malvern Hills 6.4 (5), 3.8 (3)

    South Northamptonshire 6.3 (6), 2.1 (2)

    South Ribble 6.3 (7), 12.6 (14)

    West Berkshire 6.3 (10), 6.3 (10)

    Rother 6.2 (6), 1.0 (1)

    Adur 6.2 (4), 6.2 (4)

    Harrogate 6.2 (10), 8.1 (13)

    Shropshire 6.2 (20), 5.6 (18)

    Brighton and Hove 6.2 (18), 4.5 (13)

    Hart 6.2 (6), 3.1 (3)

    Broxbourne 6.2 (6), 9.3 (9)

    Stratford-on-Avon 6.1 (8), 4.6 (6)

    Reigate and Banstead 6.1 (9), 6.1 (9)

    Aylesbury Vale 6.0 (12), 8.0 (16)

    Cannock Chase 6.0 (6), 5.0 (5)

    Tunbridge Wells 5.9 (7), 3.4 (4)

    Basildon 5.9 (11), 1.6 (3)

    Wokingham 5.8 (10), 4.1 (7)

    Stroud 5.8 (7), 3.3 (4)

    Daventry 5.8 (5), 7.0 (6)

    North Lincolnshire 5.8 (10), 3.5 (6)

    Bracknell Forest 5.7 (7), 4.1 (5)

    Winchester 5.6 (7), 2.4 (3)

    Portsmouth 5.6 (12), 3.7 (8)

    East Cambridgeshire 5.6 (5), 3.3 (3)

    Warwick 5.6 (8), 4.9 (7)

    Telford and Wrekin 5.6 (10), 15.6 (28)

    Mansfield 5.5 (6), 5.5 (6)

    Babergh 5.4 (5), 1.1 (1)

    Gloucester 5.4 (7), 3.9 (5)

    Crawley 5.3 (6), 9.8 (11)

    South Staffordshire 5.3 (6), 2.7 (3)

    Knowsley 5.3 (8), 8.6 (13)

    North Tyneside 5.3 (11), 5.8 (12)

    Rotherham 5.3 (14), 12.1 (32)

    Braintree 5.2 (8), 2.0 (3)

    Allerdale 5.1 (5), 15.3 (15)

    South Cambridgeshire 5.0 (8), 2.5 (4)

    Bromsgrove 5.0 (5), 6.0 (6)

    Sedgemoor 4.9 (6), 0.8 (1)

    North West Leicestershire 4.8 (5), 1.9 (2)

    Eastbourne 4.8 (5), 4.8 (5)

    East Devon 4.8 (7), 5.5 (8)

    Havant 4.8 (6), 3.2 (4)

    Herefordshire 4.7 (9), 5.7 (11)

    Medway 4.7 (13), 1.1 (3)

    Maldon 4.6 (3), 0.0 (0)

    Scarborough 4.6 (5), 2.8 (3)

    Rugby 4.6 (5), 10.1 (11)

    Stockton-on-Tees 4.6 (9), 3.5 (7)

    Stevenage 4.6 (4), 8.0 (7)

    Tandridge 4.5 (4), 3.4 (3)

    Worthing 4.5 (5), 4.5 (5)

    Surrey Heath 4.5 (4), 4.5 (4)

    Cotswold 4.5 (4), 3.3 (3)

    North East Lincolnshire 4.4 (7), 5.0 (8)

    West Lancashire 4.4 (5), 7.0 (8)

    Warrington 4.3 (9), 3.8 (8)

    Boston 4.3 (3), 0.0 (0)

    Chorley 4.2 (5), 12.7 (15)

    Thanet 4.2 (6), 2.1 (3)

    Wiltshire 4.2 (21), 5.4 (27)

    East Staffordshire 4.2 (5), 20.0 (24)

    South Somerset 4.2 (7), 0.6 (1)

    Derbyshire Dales 4.1 (3), 1.4 (1)

    North Devon 4.1 (4), 3.1 (3)

    Maidstone 4.1 (7), 3.5 (6)

    Thurrock 4.0 (7), 4.0 (7)

    Worcester 4.0 (4), 1.0 (1)

    Fenland 3.9 (4), 2.9 (3)

    Melton 3.9 (2), 25.4 (13)

    Halton 3.9 (5), 6.2 (8)

    Lichfield 3.8 (4), 1.9 (2)

    Tonbridge and Malling 3.8 (5), 4.5 (6)

    Teignbridge 3.7 (5), 2.2 (3)

    Epsom and Ewell 3.7 (3), 5.0 (4)

    Stafford 3.6 (5), 6.6 (9)

    West Oxfordshire 3.6 (4), 7.2 (8)

    Colchester 3.6 (7), 3.6 (7)

    South Norfolk 3.5 (5), 2.8 (4)

    East Lindsey 3.5 (5), 2.1 (3)

    Doncaster 3.5 (11), 3.2 (10)

    Harlow 3.4 (3), 3.4 (3)

    Fareham 3.4 (4), 7.7 (9)

    Tendring 3.4 (5), 4.1 (6)

    Basingstoke and Deane 3.4 (6), 2.3 (4)

    Selby 3.3 (3), 7.7 (7)

    King’s Lynn and West Norfolk 3.3 (5), 0.7 (1)

    Hambleton 3.3 (3), 3.3 (3)

    Dorset 3.2 (12), 2.1 (8)

    Tewkesbury 3.2 (3), 4.2 (4)

    Arun 3.1 (5), 3.1 (5)

    Hull 3.1 (8), 5.8 (15)

    North Warwickshire 3.1 (2), 4.6 (3)

    Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 3.0 (12), 5.3 (21)

    Canterbury 3.0 (5), 2.4 (4)

    Lincoln 3.0 (3), 15.1 (15)

    Woking 3.0 (3), 14.9 (15)

    Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 3.0 (17), 1.2 (7)

    South Derbyshire 2.8 (3), 1.9 (2)

    West Suffolk 2.8 (5), 6.1 (11)

    North Somerset 2.8 (6), 3.7 (8)

    Wyre 2.7 (3), 11.6 (13)

    North Kesteven 2.6 (3), 4.3 (5)

    Dover 2.5 (3), 5.1 (6)

    Wealden 2.5 (4), 2.5 (4)

    Test Valley 2.4 (3), 7.1 (9)

    Ashfield 2.3 (3), 9.4 (12)

    Isle of Wight 2.1 (3), 0.0 (0)

    East Suffolk 2.0 (5), 2.0 (5)

    Swale 2.0 (3), 1.3 (2)

    North East Derbyshire 2.0 (2), 5.9 (6)

    Lewes 1.9 (2), 3.9 (4)

    Somerset West and Taunton 1.9 (3), 3.2 (5)

    Mid Suffolk 1.9 (2), 7.7 (8)

    South Lakeland 1.9 (2), 3.8 (4)

    Ryedale 1.8 (1), 5.4 (3)

    Broadland 1.5 (2), 4.6 (6)

    Eastleigh 1.5 (2), 3.7 (5)

    Torridge 1.5 (1), 0.0 (0)

    Ipswich 1.5 (2), 4.4 (6)

    South Kesteven 1.4 (2), 7.0 (10)

    Castle Point 1.1 (1), 3.3 (3)

    South Holland 1.1 (1), 3.2 (3)

    Chesterfield 1.0 (1), 4.8 (5)

    Amber Valley 0.8 (1), 5.5 (7)

    Craven 0.0 (0), 31.5 (18)

    Eden 0.0 (0), 9.4 (5)

    West Lindsey 0.0 (0), 5.2 (5)

    Ashford 0.0 (0), 3.8 (5)

    North Norfolk 0.0 (0), 3.8 (4)

    Forest of Dean 0.0 (0), 3.5 (3)

    Barrow-in-Furness 0.0 (0), 3.0 (2)

    Darlington 0.0 (0), 2.8 (3)

    West Devon 0.0 (0), 0.0 (0)