Sign o’ the times

‘Biggest cancer catastrophe ever’ to hit NHS as up to 740,000 potential cases missed

Note that it’s the NHS hit, not the three quarter million folks with cancer hit by the NHS.

The article is better, it’s just the headline – but symptomatic of that disgusting idea that we’re here to save the NHS….

10 thoughts on “Sign o’ the times”

  1. Bloke in North Korea (Germany province)

    SUV drives itself through crowd of 740,000 possible cancer patients, story at ten.

  2. Time the NHS was busted up. Bogus Johnson appears to have the stones to take on virus/vax freaks –but kisses NHS arse. Because he knows it wont matter much longeranyway.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    IIRC the calculation is that by not screening more women will survive. The problem is we know the names and addresses of the ones who died, but not the ones who survive by not being screened, so politicians are on the hook for the deaths.

  4. We are not here to save the NHS. The NHS is here to save us. Despite the billions of taxpayer’s money poured into this monolith to do that, it is failing miserably.

  5. If all they are referring to is the loss of some mass screening the net effect is likely to be beneficial. Mass cancer screening is expensive and ineffective (or worse) for breast cancer and prostate caner,. Perhaps cervical cancer too, for all I know. But if the reference is to failing to deal with individual symptomatic cases that’s a different kettle of fish.

    I infer from “between 35,000 and 60,000 fewer people started treatment for cancer than would have been expected over the period” that the problem is an order of magnitude smaller than the headline screams. That is (I guess) about typical of NHS scare stories. Or is a bit more accurate than most?

  6. Isn’t “potentially” the same as “alledged” nowadays?

    Other than the Amazement that focus on the Pet-Peeve-Du-Jour crowds out the attention Yesterdays’ News got.
    But I’m probably a sour whatever noticing a simple statistic Feature.

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