Joe Anderson describes his brother’s last hours fighting the corona virus.


Bill Anderson, 70, was taken to the intensive care unit of the Royal Liverpool Hospital after infection with the corona virus and died on October 16.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, revealed how devastatingly fast the corona virus spread after the tragic death of his beloved brother.

“We never had a chance to say goodbye to him or be with him”

In an open interview at the BBC Breakfast this morning, Mayor Anderson said that Bill died only eight hours after being admitted to intensive care.

He is the second sibling the guide has lost in just six weeks after losing his other brother Henry after a long battle with cancer.

“Bill was taken so suddenly that we never had the opportunity to say goodbye to him or be with him.

Mayor Anderson told Louise Minchin: “He was taken to the hospital at about 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon, immediately transferred to intensive care, and within eight hours he died.

“So it was a traumatic time to say the least.”

“Both Bill and his wife had Covid – Jenny is fortunately well again, but of course the loss of Bill is a heavy blow for all of us, because six weeks earlier we had lost my brother to cancer.

Later in the interview Mayor Anderson said that he was not against the introduction of “stricter measures if necessary”.

He said: “[The pandemic] has done unspeakable damage to people’s well-being and has taken an enormous toll on the families where people have died.

“However, I want to make sure that we give stage three a chance to see if the measures are working.

“If anything were needed to bring them down faster, I would do it.


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