INDEPENDENT SAGE – ON ACHIEVING A ZERO COVID UK

Independent SAGE believes that the UK government must fundamentally change its approach and we propose a new overarching strategic objective of achieving a Zero COVID UK, i.e. the elimination of the virus from the UK. We believe this should be informed by science and debated in public, and a proper coordinated strategy for its achievement…

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LATEST NUMBERS ON COVID19 IN THE UK – 3 JULY

We don’t know if declines in positive confirmed cases are because fewer people are getting tested or fewer people having COVID19, or combination of both.
ONS continues to report that steady decline in new infections has stopped.
None of the nations mention contact tracing as a key part of COVID response and only Scotland encourages testing.
NHS Test and Trace is not reaching enough newly symptomatic people with COVID19.
Fewer than half of contacts reached within 3 days of a person being tested (from what data is available).
Crucial data on how many contacts are actually isolating or go on to develop symptoms is not there.

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