Marmota and the COVID 19 Pandemic

Luckily, the COVID 19 has given us the opportunity to look at our unenviable self with a fresh set of eyes. A decade long slog of austerity wrought havoc on the nation’s health and well being. A review of the data suggests that there has been a notable decline in the standard of living as well as the quality of life. In the context of health and wellbeing, the following are some key findings: The top of the range: a higher proportion of the population are living in poverty and there has been a significant decrease in public services, both healthcare and education. The bottom of the range: there has been an increase in the number of people living in poor health. The yuks have been suckered into taking their health for granted.

Considering the myriad health and social care reforms that have landed in UK in recent years, it is not surprising that the Marmota has managed to improve on its predecessor in terms of life expectancy. Despite this, the Marmota is far from the most healthful place in the country. The most recent estimates suggest that around a third of the population suffers from serious, or chronic, mental health problems, and there is no escaping the fact that the Marmota has failed to live up to its predecessor in terms of healthcare quality and delivery. The aforementioned health improvements are only part of the story. ThereĀ are numerous reasons why the Marmota has not managed to live up to its full potential. Among these are inadequate funding and planning; over-representation of people with learning disabilities; and the fact that the Marmota is an affluent region, where there is a higher risk of poverty, substance abuse, gangland and other social ills.

Despite the numerous health scares that beset our nation over the past two decades, we can be proud of the fact that we are still a prosperous and healthy country. Nevertheless, the dreaded pandemic has had a significant negative impact on our health and well-being. Moreover, we have seen an explosion in the number of people living in poorer regions of our country. We also have witnessed a rise in the number of children that were in need of basic health and social care services. In short, the last decade was a dark period for our nation. The good news is that we can now look forward to a more stable future, which is bound to improve the quality of life for everyone in our midst.