We have to ask whether high bed occupancy rates in the NHS are tilting the balance between efficiency and resilience in the wrong direction.
We need more information, transparency and scrutiny. A committee on the model of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards is required.
Its model has achieved vastly superior results and at a significantly lower cost in human lives.
Those on the frontline deserve to be protected, be it from assault or a virus – and we shouldn’t forget or negate that.