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Govt must not sleep walk into a second peak

June 7, 2020 1:28 PM
By Ellen Nicholson

Test Trace Isolate"The Health Secretary has said that the government is following the science, yet a senior SAGE epidemiologist again stated that the lockdown started too late and the new easing of lockdown was happening too quickly.

"Matt Hancock also confirmed that the country is still at level 4 in its own Coronavirus warning system, but the government continue to ease the lockdown anyway. This could be yet another reckless move.

"Without the critical Test, Trace and Isolate infrastructure in place, abandoning the advice of senior epidemiologists this government looks increasingly near sleep walking into another rise of Coronavirus in the UK." said Ed Davey

Just the other day the Health Secretary prioritised press conference announcements on face masks over consultation with NHS staff.

Lib Dem spokesperson for South West Wiltshire Ellen Nicholson said "Now we're facing a situation where our stretched and under-resourced NHS is having to adapt to these new measures at speed without appropriate warning and still without the full guidance being published.

"A public inquiry cannot come soon enough to unravel the fatal mistakes that the Government have made over this pandemic."