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There’s an unprecedented risk of more deaths from cold homes this winter, the National Health Service warns.

The UK could face a “humanitarian crisis” involving ill health, excess deaths and rising inequality if the government does not take urgent action on rising energy bills, the National Health Service (NHS) Confederation warned on Friday.

The organization wrote to the chancellor of the exchequer, claiming that failing to act would add more pressure on health services that were already strained. According to the NHS, if energy bills become unaffordable, the country’s health and social care system will be left to “pick up the pieces.”

“The country is facing a humanitarian crisis. Many people could face the awful choice between skipping meals to heat their homes and having to live in cold, damp and very unpleasant conditions,” wrote the head of the NHS Nadhim Zahawi. “This, in turn, could lead to outbreaks of illness and sickness around the country and widen health inequalities, worsen children’s life chances and leave an indelible scar on local communities.”

The NHS highlighted that, in addition to causing more sickness, mass fuel poverty was also likely to “increase the already high number of annual deaths associated with cold homes.” It noted the situation could also affect mental health.

“Health leaders are clear that unless urgent action is taken by the government, this will cause a public health emergency,” Zahawi stressed.

The warning comes as energy bills for the average household in Britain are projected to rise to more than £4,200 ($4,960) per year from January 2023 after the next increase in the price cap. Last October, it was set at £1,400 ($1,653).

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  1. Sadly the average IQ of Brits is falling, and many cant even figure out the lies of their deep state controlled poodle political leaders and their corruption and woke sh*yte. Dad’s army is being prepared to fight against Russia in Europe for whcih there is a zero chance of winning. Economic exploitation of Brits is staggeringly high, and yet most go with the MSM narrative and live in nostlgic past. I guess Brits will pay for their past karma this century and the signs are everywhere; social, political, financial, spriritual etc.

  2. It was 83 years ago that the UK threw the world under the bus for the Jews, now they are being asked to throw themselves under the bus for Jewkraine and they hesitate?

  3. The more educated a person is the more stupid they become. Western leaders decisions are having a serious negative impact on their citizens. Clearly, they’re not doing the bidding of their citizens. They’re doing the bidding of their Global Masters. The UN, WEF and the Central Banks. Jacinda Ardern is also obediently playing her part to eviscerate the middle class.

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