Shocking charts show how the UK Government could prevent hundreds or even thousands of deaths by taking dramatic action now to fight the killer coronavirus and ‘flatten the curve’ of its spiralling epidemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson today decided not to move forward in Britain’s fight against COVID-19, declining to close schools, send people home from work or ban large gatherings. But he is coming under intense scrutiny for refusing to budge – one frustrated scientist warned: ‘Now is the time for the UK government to ban large gatherings, ask people to stop non-essential travel, recommend employers shift to home working and ramp up the response.’ Official advice currently doesn’t go much further than telling citizens to wash their hands even though the UK now has more cases than China did when Wuhan’s 11million people were forced into lockdown. Scientists and critics are urging the Government to do more to prolong an inevitable surge in cases, saying that a spike of infections could cripple the NHS but spreading the cases over a longer period of time would ‘flatten the curve’ and make it easier for the nation to cope. An analysis of statistics has shown that areas that acted fast… Read full this story
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