Report Coronavirus - potential Black Swan? in House prices and the economy Posted July 31 · Edited July 31 by nightowl 7 hours ago, Will! said: So easily done. Over 4,000 Covid patients in UK critical care units in January. I posted about it at the time. How many people were loading the NHS in previous Januarys? Don't you remember in previous year non urgent treatments being cancelled in winter due to overloading? Jan 2021 had I higher than recent average mortality rate, but not historically high.