I am a healthcare professional today my trust just cancelled all outpatient appointments over the last two weeks it has been completely reconfiguring and increasing capacity in ITU. it now has double what it had a month ago and has contingency plans to double this again using theatre vents if needed. I can tell you it hasn't just done this for fun. Its in response to pending healthcare emergency unlike anything we have seen for a century on this planet. As for me as I said in my last few shift I've was called to X-ray more patients in or approaching respiratory arrest than I have ever seen during the previous 18 months so something is definitely different. PS a pandemic by definition effects areas much larger than single countries as for evidence watch the videos from China, Italy, Spain and New York all the evidence you ever need is there 4 countries 3 continents or is that all just fake news. The whole point of this social isolating/lockdown is so that we don't get to a point that hospitals fill up get overwhelmed I hope the nightingale stays empty and my hospitals extra ITU beds don't get filled that's a massive win for society. As for Germany and empty hospitals. They prepared very well they followed WHO recommendations ramped up testing and quarantined those effected this has stopped them getting in the situation of Italy or Spain or new York. If Boris trump and others had the foresight of Merkle we wouldn't be looking at the months of lockdown we now are we would be like South Korea largely going about normal business but taking measures to stop the virus running rampant that are a lot less damaging to the economy and are civil liberties. As for one world governments If your one world government is run by the South Koreans bring it on is what I say. Maybe we need a one world government to put an end to war indifference to climate change etc. As long as the one world government is democratic what is the big deal anyway.