Government’s Covid-19 inaction criticized by experts

It looks like the MSM is beginning to give a little coverage to expert voices who are criticising the government’s approach to Coronavirus. As this site has noted in the last few days the UK government is ignoring WHO advice for robust containment measures and appears to be simply taking the view that the thing to do is to let the virus take its course and treat the most serious cases in hospital.

Here are a couple of extracts from The Independent’s report:

I’m tearing my hair out really, with this…I’m very frustrated here. I’m with Richard Horton, the editor of the Lancet, and with Tedros [Adhanom], the director-general of the World Health Organisation — I think it was a kick up the bottom particularly for this country.

We’ve got a complacent attitude, it feels wooden and academic, and we’ve wasted a month when we should have been engaging with the public.

John Ashton, a former regional director of Public Health England

The government is “playing roulette with the public.”

The UK government’s decision not to move to ‘delay’ may be understandable, but it’s a mistake. As one UK expert epidemiologist put it to me last night, their decision is ‘very disappointing—the UK should have moved to more aggressive social distancing measures immediately’.

Richard Horton, the editor of the Lancet.




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