Times letters: Sir, I am confused about the new NHS scoring system

Yesterday Owl posted the news that the NHS are issuing triage guidance on treating Covid-19 victims. Below is an amusing response found in the Times letters.

There are, however, some elephants in the room regarding the emergence of statistical evidence in mortality showing males, and members of the BAME community as being at much higher risk.

www.thetimes.co.uk

Sir, I’m confused. According to the new NHS score system, the fact that I’m over 70 gives me an automatic four out of eight points, eight being the point at which intensive care might be denied. So I am halfway to the exit already. On the other hand, I can’t get a delivery slot for Sainsbury’s because I am apparently insufficiently decrepit. Do I hope to be considered healthy enough to stay on the list of those worth resuscitating, or argue I’m too frail to do my own shopping?

June Brough

Halesowen, West Midlands

 

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