UK lockdown row erupts: Expert blasts restrictions 'premature' - 'NHS is NOT at capacity'

EXPERTS are divided over government proposals to put the UK into another national lockdown as a "circuit break" to halt the spread of Covid-19, with some saying it is "premature" and not evidence-based.

Others have warned the plans for a two-week lockdown proposed by scientists from the government’s Sage advisory group don’t go far enough and are too short to stem the rise in infection rates. Professor Robert Dingwall, an expert in Public Health at Nottingham Trent university, said while hospitalisations for coronavirus had seen a marginal increase, there was no evidence that the NHS was overwhelmed which is the justification for a “circuit...
source: Express

2020-09-20 00:02
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