I think there's only 20,000 in it. It's not a huge difference. Certainly not enough to say that the NHS has failed in treating the seriously ill. In fact, the UK has been at the forefront of developing new treatments through the biggest ever trial in history, the 'UK Recovery Trial'.
You're right though, the fatties are a big factor.
Got my 2nd jab on Friday..... No after effects whatsoever.... Nurse told me that I'd be fully protected in around 2 - 3 weeks. Didn't see the funny side of me asking if I'd be able to lick an Indian then.
Govt. now using all available resources by using surge vaccinations to target areas where the new variant of concern is prevalent. A good move but it will need ethnic minority take up to increase even more than it has increased already over previous months.