Coronavirus UK: Public might abandon lockdown rules early if they think they are immune, SAGE warns

People might start socialising and ditching lockdown rules ahead of schedule if they think the Covid threat is low or believe they are immune, SAGE has warned. Scientists advising the Government say people have been good at following rules so far but caution that the public will need reminding of why it is important to stick … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Public might abandon lockdown rules early if they think they are immune, SAGE warns

People might start socialising and ditching lockdown rules ahead of schedule if they think the Covid threat is low or believe they are immune, SAGE has warned. Scientists advising the Government say people have been good at following rules so far but caution that the public will need reminding of why it is important to stick … Read more

Covid UK: Not a single outbreak linked to Scotland ‘staycations’ last summer

Professor Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh Britons from other parts of the UK who holidayed in rural Scotland last year did not cause any coronavirus outbreaks, a top Government scientist claimed today. Professor Mark Woolhouse, an infectious disease expert at Edinburgh University, said that, despite being ‘very busy, … Read more

Covid UK: Not a single outbreak linked to Scotland ‘staycations’ last summer

Professor Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh Britons from other parts of the UK who holidayed in rural Scotland last year did not cause any coronavirus outbreaks, a top Government scientist claimed today. Professor Mark Woolhouse, an infectious disease expert at Edinburgh University, said that, despite being ‘very busy, … Read more

Covid UK: Lockdown ease may SLOW if cases spike, says SAGE adviser

Dr Mike Tildesley warned the Government may delay lockdown easing plans Boris Johnson may have to delay plans to ease lockdown restrictions if coronavirus cases start to spike, a Sage adviser warned today. Dr Mike Tildesley, who was behind one of the gloomy forecasts that warned tens of thousands of Britons could die if No10 … Read more

Dr JOHN LEE: Why should the whole country be held hostage by the one in five who refuse a vaccine?

There has been nothing slapdash about the Government’s presentation this week of the case for keeping us all locked down in an ever-more depressing loop of lockdown extensions. The Prime Minister’s announcement cancelling Christmas last year seemed hasty and ill-prepared. By contrast, the move this week to cancel Easter and keep the economy shut down … Read more

Dr JOHN LEE: Why should the whole country be held hostage by the one in five who refuse a vaccine?

There has been nothing slapdash about the Government’s presentation this week of the case for keeping us all locked down in an ever-more depressing loop of lockdown extensions. The Prime Minister’s announcement cancelling Christmas last year seemed hasty and ill-prepared. By contrast, the move this week to cancel Easter and keep the economy shut down … Read more

Covid UK: Lockdown ease may SLOW if cases spike, says SAGE adviser

Dr Mike Tildesley warned the Government may delay lockdown easing plans Boris Johnson may have to delay plans to ease lockdown restrictions if coronavirus cases start to spike, a Sage adviser warned today. Dr Mike Tildesley, who was behind one of the gloomy forecasts that warned tens of thousands of Britons could die if No10 … Read more

Covid lockdown England: SAGE warned of 91,000 deaths if restrictions were scrapped at Easter

Plans to lift England’s third national lockdown earlier were effectively railroaded by SAGE advisers after a gloomy Imperial College report warned that easing restrictions at Easter would cause a massive fourth wave of cases higher than the January peak and a further 91,000 deaths.  Under an initial scenario, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had planned to … Read more

Government scientists forecast another 91,000 deaths if Covid lockdown rules were scrapped in April 

Plans to lifting England’s third national lockdown earlier were effectively railroaded by SAGE advisers after a gloomy Imperial College report warned that easing restrictions would lead to a ‘significantly higher’ number of infections and a potential extra 91,000 deaths.  Under an initial scenario, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had planned to reopen outdoor pubs and restaurants, … Read more