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295 scientists to UK government: Your coronavirus strategy is great risk

Christian Fernsby |
295 scientists have put their name to a letter calling for the UK government to rethink its response to coronavirus.

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Topics: CORONAVIRUS    UK   

The open letter, published last night, warned that leaders are “risking many more lives than necessary” by delaying restrictions in a bid to achieve ”herd immunity”.

“By putting in place social distancing measures now, the growth can be slowed down dramatically, and thousands of lives can be spared,” the letter read.

“We consider the social distancing measures taken as of today as insufficient, and we believe that additional and more restrictive measures should be taken immediately, as it is already happening in other countries across the world.”

The letter adds to the pressure on Boris Johnson to act quickly following confirmation that 10 more coronavirus patients have died, nearly doubling the total in one day to 21.

The number of confirmed cases increased to 1,140.


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