BORIS Johnson has been urged to rethink Britain’s July 19th lockdown lifting by hundreds of health experts around the world.
Describing the lifting all Covid restrictions in England this month is “dangerous and premature”, more than 100 international scientists and doctors urged the PM to hit pause until more people are vaccinated.
Writing in the Lancet, the global health experts warned that removing restrictions will result in millions of infections and risk an entire generation suffering decades of chronic health issues and disability from long Covid.
Yesterday, the UK reported more than 30,000 new cases for the first time since January, and a 70% rise in hospital admissions and a spike in deaths.
But while new Health Secretary Sajid Javid admitted we could see 100,000 cases every day within a matter of weeks, he added that he was confident Britain had broken the link between infection and hospitalisation.
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