Coronavirus: UK government concerned over deaths that could be caused by Covid lockdown

UK government concerned over deaths that could be caused by Covid lockdown [LINK].

A cabinet member said: “There are concerns among the cabinet we have put all our eggs in the Covid basket and we’re not looking at health in the round — particularly the prospect of a significant number of avoidable deaths.”

As well as the impact on mental health, the knock-on effects may include the long-term consequences of poverty and unemployment. Ministers are also worried that treatment for other serious illnesses, such as cancer, may be restricted because of the National Health Service’s focus on coronavirus.