The country’s leading epidemiologist seems to have abandoned his Coronavirus strategy, according to newspaper reports. But the truth is more complicated.
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Professor Chris Whitty has refused to downgrade the Covid-19 threat to Level 3 – despite the fact the UK is easing lockdown.
The available evidence “leads to a conclusion that the death rate in Northern Ireland is almost identical to that in the Republic”.
Those with Chronic Kidney Disease, diabetes and high blood pressure must be protected.
The effectiveness of such Government strategies as the lockdown can only be assessed after a mass of variables are controlled for.
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“The greatest risk for us now, if we eased up on our social distancing rules too soon, is that we would risk a second spike in the virus.”
Those five tests. The stage is set for an easing of the lockdown to be trailed after the first May Bank Holiday.
Johnson will seek to keep ahead of public opinion. The art for him is to not to be caught out by a sudden shift in mood.
“[Johnson is] giving directions as and when required…. The whole team is focused on delivering those instructions.”
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
As the old saying doesn’t quite put it, scientists advise, but Ministers decide – on moving to mitigation or anything else.