Britain news UK 'almost exactly' at 50,000 daily coronavirus cases 'worst-case scenario' Breaking News
MetiNews.Com - The worst-case scenario of 50,000 cases of coronavirus per day across the UK is almost exactly where we are at, a top advisor has warned. Sir Jeremy Farrar
Breaking News ! The "worst-case scenario" of 50,000 cases of coronavirus per day across the UK is "almost exactly where we are at", a top advisor has warned. Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and a member of the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) predicted that the daily case number had hit the milestone. The 50,000 figure is the "reasonable worst case scenario" that SAGE predicted several weeks ago. He told Sky News' Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "The ONS survey, which is the best data in the country at the moment, shows that 27,000 people are getting this infection every day. But that was until the 10th of October. Jeremy Farrar has said the UK has hit the "reasonable worst case scenario" Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "Today it will be over 50,000, just as the CMO (chief medical officer) Chris Whitty and (the Government's chief scientific adviser) Sir Patrick Vallance suggested some three weeks ago. "It would be at 50,000 new cases across the country every single day, and that's almost exactly where we are." Sir Jeremy added: "The reasonable worst-case scenario that Sage articulated has now been broached, it is worse than the situation Sage advised on three or four weeks ago. "So that's the scenario we are in today.
. This kind of thing would not be allowed in a national lockdown (Image: PA) Read More Related Articles He has suggested that the circuit breaker lockdown, in which movements in public and gatherings would be severely restricted, would stop cases spiralling. Professor Lucy Yardley, of the University of Bristol, has warned that people may stop reporting coronavirus symptoms if overly draconian measures were introduced, as may be necessary with a full national lockdown. The SAGE expert told the Andrew Marr show: "I think the effect of fines is very likely to be that people will be afraid to report any symptoms. Professor Lucy Yardley warned that people might stop reporting coronavirus cases (Image: University of Bristol) "Because the consequence can be that not only them, but family members and work colleagues would be asked to self-isolate when they really couldn't afford to. "So there's a real problem with fines." She added: "It is much harder to follow rules if you can't remember what they are and they keep changing all the time. "I think people are getting a bit disillusioned with the rules because they feel as if they're making a lot of effort and the infection rates are going up."
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