12 times more people are dying from cancer than Covid
Twelve times as many people are now dying of cancer than from Covid-19.
Figures claim that 36 people on average died each day WITH coronavirus over the past week, down from a peak seven-day average of 1,280 in mid-January.
By comparison, cancer is claiming 450 lives every day, or about 166,000 annually.
As now with many other services, unless the NHS urgently expands cancer services to deal with a huge backlog, thousands will become 'collateral damage' of the pandemic.
Even before the second wave hit, Cancer Research UK estimated last summer that Covid could cause an extra 35,000 cancer deaths.