Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 4th April 2022

The Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire continues to get worse. ONS data shows that, as of 19 March, 1 in every 12 people in Bucks has Covid-19 – over 45,000 people in the County! This is the highest number of infected people ever seen in the County.

BuDS urges everyone to be Covid-Cautious and keep taking sensible precautions against catching Covid. Wear a FFP2 or N95 filter mask in public places, breathe clean air, avoid crowds and busy places, work from home if you can, and protect your older and vulnerable relatives and friends.

Remember, Covid-19 is NOT like the flu or a cold. It matters if you catch Covid. Covid-19 is medically proven to cause widespread organ damage and long-term illness in millions of people, which the flu has never done. Even if you have manageable Covid illness at home, the longer-term effect on you and your future could be devastating. Taking sensible precautions is in your own best interest, especially if you are disabled, have medical conditions, or are an older person.

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Video Transcript 28th March 2022

The video version of our latest weekly Covid-19 update can be found below with an attached transcript suitable for screen readers. 

The Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire has got worse. As of 19th March, an astonishing 1 in 13 people in Bucks have Covid-19 and schools, public services and workplaces are struggling to cope. Bucks hospitals are filling up with even more Covid patients and deaths are now increasing too. 

This video and transcript explain the full risk post for the week ending 14th February, which can be read here: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-risk-assessment-week-ending-28th-march-2022/  

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 28th March 2022

The Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire has got worse. ONS data shows that, as of 19 March, an astonishing 1 in every 13 people in Bucks has Covid-19 – over 41,000 people! As we all know, people are going sick in huge numbers, and schools, public services and workplaces are struggling to cope. Bucks hospitals are filling up with even more Covid patients and deaths are now increasing too.

BuDS urges everyone to be Covid-Cautious and keep taking sensible precautions against catching Covid. Wear a FFP2 or N95 filter mask in public places, breathe clean air, avoid crowds and busy places, work from home if you can, and protect your older and vulnerable relatives and friends.

Remember, Covid-19 is NOT like the flu or a cold. It matters if you catch Covid. Covid-19 is medically proven to cause widespread organ damage and long-term illness in millions of people, which the flu has never done. Even if you have manageable Covid illness at home, the longer-term effect on you and your future could be devastating. Taking sensible precautions is in your own best interest, especially if you are disabled, have medical conditions, or are an older person.

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Video Transcript 21st March 2022

The video version of our latest weekly Covid-19 update can be found below with an attached transcript suitable for screen readers.

There is now a Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire, with the virus out of control and infection rates soaring. Reliable ONS data shows that as of 12 March, a staggering 1 in every 15 people in Bucks has Covid-19. People are going sick in huge numbers, and schools, public services and workplaces are struggling to cope. Older and clinically vulnerable people are catching Covid in larger and larger numbers, despite taking care.

This video and transcript explain the full risk post for the week ending 14th February, which can be read here: https://buds.org.uk/covid-19-risk-assessment-week-ending-21st-march-2022/

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 21st March 2022

There is now a Covid-19 EMERGENCY in Buckinghamshire, with the virus out of control and infection rates soaring. Reliable ONS data shows that as of 12 March, a staggering 1 in every 15 people in Bucks has Covid-19. The current total will be higher still. And this CRITICALLY HIGH level of infection matters! People are going sick in huge numbers, and schools, public services and workplaces are struggling to cope. Older and clinically vulnerable people are catching Covid in larger and larger numbers, despite taking care. Bucks hospitals are filling up with even more Covid patients and deaths are increasing too, although the full immediate cost of the virus surge won’t become clear for several weeks.

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 14th March 2022

The Covid-19 risk in Buckinghamshire this week is again roughly the same as last week – i.e. CRITICALLY HIGH. 1 in 24 people in Bucks are still infected with Covid-19. There are thankfully fewer people in local hospitals with Covid than last week, but MORE intensive care beds are occupied and MORE people have again died of Covid this week than last.

With precautions against Covid-19 largely abandoned, but more people than ever in the community infected with the virus, society remains a very dangerous place for people who don’t want to take the risk of catching Covid. Staying Covid-Careful is essential if you don’t want to become another disregarded statistic of the ongoing pandemic.

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 7th March 2022

The Covid-19 risk in Buckinghamshire this week is roughly the same as last week – i.e. CRITICALLY HIGH. 1 in 24 people in Bucks are infected with Covid-19. There are MORE people in local hospitals with Covid than last week and MORE people have died of Covid this week than last.

With precautions against Covid-19 largely abandoned, but more people than ever in the community infected with the virus, society remains a very dangerous place for people who don’t want to take the risk of catching Covid. Staying Covid-Careful is essential if you don’t want to become another disregarded statistic of the ongoing pandemic.

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 28th February 2022

Everyone seems to have forgotten about Covid since last week. But Covid hasn’t forgotten about us. This week in the real world, there are slightly MORE people infected with Covid-19 in Bucks and a HUGE INCREASE in the number of new patients in hospital with Covid-19. And, every day, at least one person dies of Covid in Bucks – the total number of local people killed by Covid is now over 1400.

With precautions against Covid-19 largely abandoned, but more people than ever in the community infected with the virus, society remains a critically dangerous place for people who don’t want to take the risk of catching Covid. Staying Covid-Careful is essential if you don’t want to become another disregarded statistic of the ongoing pandemic.

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment Week Ending 21st February 2022

Today, the Prime Minister says that it is “time we got our confidence back” and “Let us learn to live with this virus.” But in the real world, here in Bucks, an extraordinary 1 in 21 people in Bucks STILL have Covid-19. In the real hospitals in Bucks, the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 is UP again. Perhaps because the PM is doing his best to downplay Covid-19, the number of people coming forward to get vaccinated remains tiny. Today, BuDS is warning everyone that the PM is WRONG. The pandemic in Bucks is NOT OVER and you still need to protect yourself against Covid-19. Read on for more.

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