I.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest


as per 8 th January 2022

since LOCKDOWN UK started

Total Virus Tests (daily) 1,820,674 Positive tests (daily) 178,250 Mortalities: 149,744 UK Deaths (daily) 229 People vaccinated - 1st dose 51,897,289 (as of 07 January 2022) - 2nd dose 47,600,028 - with Booster 35,066,144 Worcestershire cases 112,403 Worcestershire deaths 915 Wyre Forest cases 19,073 Worcester City cases 19,904 Wolverhampton cases 60,296 Sandwell cases 76,635 Dudley cases 72,765 Birmingham cases 239,884 The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
DAY 650
With two million lateral flow and PCR tests being performed daily, just under 200,000 of these are positive for Covid = 10 % Of those positive tests, 2,200 go to hospital = 1 . 1 % of which 156 a day die = 0 . 08 % But some 1,600 of us die each day from every cause, so 10 % of daily deaths are with (not from) Covid. 29% = 460 die from heart disease & 28% = 450 from cancer. The number actually dying from (rather than just with) Covid is likely to be significantly less than 10 per cent.

If you don’t like injections .. why not EAT you way to good health ?

Best foods for the immune system Broccoli Rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as containing a number of antioxidants like sulforaphane (meant to be good for heart health and digestion). Readily available all year round, it is perhaps one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get extra vitamins into your diet. Treat it with care, though – the more you cook it, the less nutritious it will be. Lightly steam, boil or microwave it to lock in its immune-boosting properties. Ever thought of trying it with blood orange hollandaise ? Red Peppers Containing three times the amount of vitamin C as citrus (and there’s not a lot of people know that !) ; in fact, it might surprise you to know that they are the most vitamin C-dense of any fruit or vegetable, as well as being a great source of beta-cerotene (which the body converts into vitamin A). Interestingly, red peppers have 11 times more beta-cerotene than green peppers, and one and a half times more vitamin C. So chose the RED ones. Why not eat them roast, with a preserved lemon salad ? (How ‘chef-ie’ is that ?) Blueberries They contain anthocyanin, a flavanoid with antioxidant properties that play an essential role in the respiratory tract immune system. Scatter some on top of your morning bowl of porridge, these cold mornings. Garlic Rich in vitamin B6, manganese, selenium and vitamin C, garlic has long been regarded as useful for helping to fight infections and viruses. Allicin, the sulphur-containing compound that gives it its distinctive smell and taste, has been proven to have antibacterial affects; crushing and bruising garlic cloves supposedly stimulates the production of allicin, however, cooking the cloves will inevitably inhibit some of its medicinal properties. For the “brave of heart”, consider starting the day with a ginger, garlic and lemon drink !! Spinach Favourite of cartoon characters, and rich in flavanoids, cerotenoids, vitamin C and vitamin E, and is believed to support the immune system and even help to fight some cancers. Other leafy greens such as cavolo nero, spring greens and kale have similar health benefits though the body can only absorb 5% of the Calcium it contains. Cook yourself PALAK PANEER and make it as ‘hot’ as you like ! Finally, in this list, have you come across Kefir ? Kefir The trendy fermented drink (better than yoghurt ?) known for its benefits to the ‘gut biome’ is also thought to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-allergenic effects. IN FACT, ITS SO ‘ANTI’ EVERYTHING THAT’S ‘BAD’, IT’S’GOOD’ ! Consume it regularly as a drink or with breakfast.


The number of people in hospital with coronavirus in England is less than half what it was this time last year , despite there being three times as many reported cases - and one third of patients in hospital with Covid are there because of something else ! As the government met with scientists to decide whether to impose new restrictions, the latest hospital data showed there were 7,536 patients in hospital on December 26, compared to 18,350 on the same day last year. The figures are well below last winter’s peak on January 18 when 34,336 patients were in hospital in England, having tested positive for coronavirus Hospital data showed there were 8,474 Covid patients in hospital on December 27, compared to 19,277 on the same day last year. The situation in London is more concerning, with the number of patients needing ventilation rising slightly in a week from 206 to 232.