American scientist William Haseltine said that I think the herd immunity strategy is actually fatal because the UK is preparing to lift most of the restrictions on public gatherings, businesses and nightclubs.
British government plans to cancel Daily pandemic restrictions International experts warn that next week will be reckless and unscientific in England, and some people think it amounts to a premeditated murder.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this week that although the delta virus is spreading out of control, it is “very likely” that the most severe period of the coronavirus pandemic will have passed as he continues to push for Monday’s reopening.
He once said that the UK can reopen because now two-thirds of adults are vaccinated, but England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty warned that the infection rate is expected to reach “very scary” levels.
International scientists, including other government advisers, made cruel remarks against Johnson.
American scientist William Haseltine said after an urgent discussion among experts on the British plan: “I once wrote that I think the herd immunity strategy is actually deadly.”
He said that targeting herd immunity means implementing a policy knowing that it will cause thousands of deaths. “As a policy, this is a disaster,” he added.
On Friday, the UK reported its highest number of new COVID cases in more than six months.
Government data shows that there are 51,870 new coronavirus cases, up from 48,553 on Thursday, and the highest daily total since January 15.
The number of new deaths reported within 28 days of testing positive for COVID was 49, down from 63 on Thursday, bringing the total for this measure to 128,642.
Data shows that 67.5% of British adults have received two doses of the vaccine, while 87.6% of adults have received at least one dose. Most people who have not been vaccinated are young people who have only recently received the vaccine.
The government stated that it would not implement a “herd immunity” policy by letting the Delta variant be destroyed, but admitted that the daily infection rate may soar to 100,000 in the next few weeks, which will put further pressure on hospitals.
Whitty said on Thursday: “I don’t think we should underestimate the fact that we may get into trouble again at an alarming rate,” and he urged the public to “process things at an incredible speed” as restrictions relax.
Starting on Monday-called “Freedom Day” by some media-the government will Lift most restrictions At public gatherings in England, nightclubs and other businesses are allowed to reopen.
As Johnson promotes a new approach to personal responsibility, the requirements for covering masks and working from home will be removed, although he also urges people not to “follow the wind.”
University of Bristol professor Gabriel Scally (Gabriel Scally) said, but this is exactly what Johnson adopted to allow the spread of the virus policy, “infect people, make them sick, and make them die.”
He said that the government’s announced approach to lift control of respiratory diseases before the winter surge was characterized by “moral emptiness and epidemiological stupidity.”
The Scottish and Welsh governments have formulated their own health policies and will comply with legal requirements for wearing face masks in enclosed spaces such as shops and public transport. Northern Ireland seems to follow suit.