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Hospital admissions plummeted by up to 90% as patients stayed away to “protect the NHS” during lockdown, the Daily Telegraph reports. Using analysis of 200 health conditions, the “staggering” findings could mean thousands of extra deaths, experts have warned. Consultations for most common cancers fell by up to two thirds during lockdown, and heart attack checks slumped by almost half, the paper adds. Experts have warned that the situation should not be repeated.