Hospitals across UK ‘must prepare for Covid surge’, senior doctor warns – BBC News

Prof Goddard, of the Royal College of Physicians, told BBC Breakfast: “There’s no doubt that Christmas is going to have a big impact, the new variant is also going to have a big impact, we know that is more infectious, more transmissible, so I think the large numbers that we’re seeing in the South East, in London, in south Wales, is now going to be reflected over the next month, two months even, over the rest of the country.”