Infections are surging due to a new variant of the virus that is said to be more contagious.
The British government has started a major expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 tests being made available more widely to people as part of efforts to control the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant, which has led to Britain hitting the grim milestone of 81,000 deaths from the virus.
But the government's chief medical adviser Chris Whitty warned the situation would deteriorate in the meantime.
"The next few weeks are going to be the worst weeks of this pandemic in terms of numbers into the NHS", he told BBC Breakfast.
"Anybody who is not shocked by the number of people in hospital has not understood this at all". Then GM will roll out a clean electric delivery van.The company wasn't clear on just how the products would be sold, giving no specifics on whether they would be distributed through dealerships or if GM would sell directly to customers.The pallet, named EP1, will go on sale early this year, with the EV600 van on the roads late in the year with FedEx, the company's first customer.BrightDrop also will offer software and operational support for delivery businesses such as location services, battery status and remote unlocking.But GM doesn't intend to get into the delivery business, said Pamela Fletcher, GM's vice-president of global innovation.
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients has topped 30,000 in England. It is aiming to offer shots to 15 million people by the middle of next month.
Having become the first country to approve vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and by Oxford-AstraZeneca, Britain will open seven large-scale vaccination centres as it seeks to reach a target of offering shots to 15 million people by the middle of next month. "We really need to leverage our electrification expertise to other industries", she said.On a webcast, Fletcher said the EP1 pallet can travel up to 3 miles per hour, carrying up to 23 cubic feet of cargo weighing up to 200 pounds.
"I hope they do".
"Britain shouldn't have one of the highest death tolls in Europe, and the deepest recession".