Haunting figures show lockdown ‘may kill 75,000 in non-Covid-19 related causes’

Haunting figures reveal nearly 75,000 people could die from non-Covid related causes due to lockdown.

The heartbreaking figures have been found in a 188-page document, according to Mail Online.

Research has been presented to the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), suggesting the government might have to hold back on stricter lockdown measures.

Boris Johnson introduced new guidelines last week which means pubs and restaurants must be shut by 10pm every day, indefinitely.

Startling numbers revealed 16,000 people died as a result of the disorder in hospitals and care homes during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, in March and April.

With current restrictions, it has been estimated 26,000 could die if they stay away from A&E within a year and if the disruption in hospitals continue.

Over the next five years it has been predicted 31,900 could die from missed cancer diagnosis due to cancelled appointments, cancelled operations. and the impact on health of the recession.

The report, which has been collated by civil servants at the Department of Health, the Office for National Statistics and the Home Office was presented on July 15 to Sage.

The document said: "We estimate changes to emergency care may account for 6,000 existing excess deaths in March and April 2020.

"If emergency care in hospitals continues to be low for a full 12 months, this could result in an additional 10,000 excess deaths."

It added: ‘We estimate there were approximately 10,000 non-Covid-19 excess deaths of care home residents in March and April 2020… there could be an additional 16,000 non-Covid-19 excess deaths over 12 months in care home residents."

This comes as a leading virologist claims a second Covid wave could infect 3 million people in England if it matches the estimates from the pandemic's peak.

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