Over the last four days, Covid deaths (or rather the deaths of people who died within 28 days of a positive test), heart attacks, kidney failure, sepsis, road accidents have been 12 on Saturday, 8 on Sunday, 3 on Sunday Monday and 10 yesterday.
Sadly, more young men aged between 21 and 45 will have committed suicide on each of those days. In addition, over the four days, hundreds more will have died of various cancers, sepsis, diabetes and old age.
The U.K. has a population of 68.7million, probably a couple of million more since they found out that 5 million E.U. citizens would rather stay in the U.K. than the original estimate of 3 million. Deaths in the U.K. normally run at between 1,400 and 2,000 per week depending on the time of year, and we are staying in lockdown because of Covid? 188 people in ICU beds with Covid, a further 1,100 in hospital wards, which leaves the NHS 143,500 beds for treating other illnesses.
If you’re a SME business experiencing significantly more than 3% then It’s effecting your bottom line. Further more you’re putting stress on the rest of your team, the business performance, or the consistency of your delivery to the customer.
The EEF said this month the rise in longer term illness may be as a result of the recession
The number of days taken off work through sickness is at a record low, says industry body the EEF.
The survey of 330 firms over the past two years showed overall levels of absence reached a record low of 2.1%, equal to 4.9 days per worker per year.
However, employers reported a rise in workers with mental health problems.
The EEF statement said this “possibly reflects, for the first time, evidence of the effect on employees of the long period of recession and austerity”.
Although short-term absences have fallen, long-term illnesses have risen.