UK government is nowhere near meeting World Health Organisation criteria for exiting lock-down
- 1) transmission is controlled
- 2) health system capacities are in place to detect, test, isolate and treat every case - and trace every contact
- 3) outbreak risks are minimised in special settings like health facilities and nursing homes
- 4) preventive measures are in place in workplaces, schools and other places where it's essential for people to go
- 5) 'importation' risks can be managed
- 6) communities are fully educated, engaged and empowered to adjust to the 'new norm'
|It seems to me that social distancing must remain until such time as mass vaccination is possible - anyone prepared to argue a contrary case?|
Another Skwawkbox post later today is so shocking - you can sense the fury of the writers:
Vile and insulting boast by Health Secretary about 'success' of spare NHS coronavirus capacity as hidden horror continues in UK care homes
|Pompous and boasting: Matt Hancock|
Health Secretary Matt Hancock boasted during last night's televised daily press farce of his 'success' in his claim that the NHS has had 'spare' capacity to treat coronavirus victims 'throughout' the UK epidemic - and that nobody has been unable to get NHS treatment who needs it.