From medical issues to the political warfare it could spark, immunising the nation is more complicated than it seems.
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From calling the measures “dystopian”, to criticising Whitty and Vallance’s latest graph, there were some scathing speeches.
If we follow Spain and France, and test and trace doesn’t improve, the mood on the Tory backbenches is likely to shift towards a Sweden-style solution.
WATCH: The scientific advisers make their pitch 2) The epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days, says Vallance
Six thousand people a day are getting the virus in and this rise in cases is “translating into an increase in hospitalisation”.
We’re “hoping for the best, but planning for the worst”, says the PM, in one of the most optimistic conferences of recent times
But many noticed the absence of Patrick Vallance, who has criticised the idea that the working from home policy should change.
The country’s leading epidemiologist seems to have abandoned his Coronavirus strategy, according to newspaper reports. But the truth is more complicated.
WATCH: Raab leads today’s conference. And Vallance says the lockdown won’t end until “we are firmly the other side” of the peak.
The Foreign Secretary adds that “we have come too far, lost too many loved ones and sacrificed too much to ease up”.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
In this way, he hopes to minimise the loss of life among the most vulnerable and others that will now happen.
Neither Trump, Merkel nor the EU institutions are showing the global leadership necessary. Over to a joint ticket of the Prime Minister and Macron.
As the old saying doesn’t quite put it, scientists advise, but Ministers decide – on moving to mitigation or anything else.