As Boris advised, the end of the Freedom Day lockdown could only last TWO WEEKS.
FREEDOM FROM LOCKDOWN MEASURES could only last two weeks unless coronavirus-related hospitalizations begin to decline.
The Prime Minister has been told by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) that unless Covid hospitalizations slow down, he may have to reinstate measures in August. Scientists have raised the alarm as the number of deaths and hospitalizations has begun to rise again, despite the fact that they were reduced in the winter.
As of July 20, there are 4,568 patients in the hospital, including 618 on ventilators.
SAGE has suggested that Boris Johnson impose mandatory mask-wearing, social isolation, and home working if hospitalizations continue to climb over the following two weeks.
Earlier in July, the group’s algorithms predicted that at the peak of a third wave in late August, hospital admissions from Covid would be between 1,000 and 2,000.
However, SAGE has updated its estimates, predicting that by the end of the first week of August, there might be 1,500 daily patients and 3,000 by the end of the month, putting the peak of admissions on par with the first wave in 2020.
NHS England has already issued a warning to hospitals, advising them to prepare for the pandemic’s “most difficult period” in more than a year.
“[The challenges are] heightened by the impact on staff absences and the requirement to maintain different pathways,” a sent NHS officer in the Midlands told the Health Service Journal.
“At the same time, we’re witnessing tremendous demand for urgent and emergency treatment while attempting to preserve the momentum gained in dealing with the high wait times for elective patients…
“We are potentially entering the most challenging era since the pandemic’s first wave…
“The distribution of hospitalizations and critical patients is unequal, and it is closely connected to low COVID-19 immunization rates.”
The Prime Minister stated in a press conference on Monday that lifting restrictions was the correct thing to do.
“It is vitally crucial that we continue now with prudence, and I cannot emphasize this strongly enough – this pandemic is not over,” he added.
“Coronavirus, the disease, continues to pose a threat to you and your family. We can’t just go back to life as it was before Covid on Monday, July 19th.”
Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, said hospitalizations were tripling every three weeks.
He stated the country was not “out of the.”Brinkwire Summary News” during a webinar presented by the Science Museum.