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The Government is under pressure to tell the public to wear face masks. But if there’s not enough evidence, why?
Having extended its initial target to find 750,000 helpers, it seems the Government now has too many.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer previously said the method was not appropriate for the UK.
The effectiveness of such Government strategies as the lockdown can only be assessed after a mass of variables are controlled for.
Over a billion PPE items isn’t “shambolic”. The Deputy Chief Medical Officer was right. We need a more adult conversation about PPE.
From medical equipment, to herd immunity, to data collection, everything has been reduced and given no nuance.
Some regions have already started to ease off lockdown measures. Here are their plans so far:
Calls for care home equipment must be heard. But they mustn’t be allowed to panic residents and loved ones.
Sending PPE to residences around the country must be done as soon as possible. Calling people “lambs to the slaughter” does not help, though.
The only way of pushing such a narrative is to remove context and nuance from the data.
This economic crisis is unlike any we’ve ever seen before, thus it is impossible to make predictions. But already there are signs of who will be most impacted.
A shortage of homes among the population has been ignored for too long. Symptoms of this issue have shown throughout lockdown.
As new cases rise in the country, we must be hesitant to decide which Government has the best strategy.
It’s not obvious that we need mass antigen tests. And it’s not clear that Johnson’s policy has failed – far from it.
The Government’s record isn’t perfect. But some of the attacks on Ministers and hysterical and unfair.
Time is running out for the Government to rescue those in the sector, with companies losing millions of pounds each week.
Scandinavia contains the biggest differences in how the Coronavirus is being tackled, with Sweden and its neighbours taking very different approaches.