Covid third wave likely for UK after Christmas, warn scientists

26th November 2020 (Last Updated November 26th, 2020 07:09)

26 November

The UK government’s decision to ease coronavirus restrictions over the festive period will lead to a third wave of infection, amounting to increased transmission, unnecessary deaths and overrun hospitals, say scientists.

Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and political economist, shared an article on UK scientists warning of a third wave of Covid infection after Christmas.

Scientists believe that the recent decision taken by the UK government to ease restrictions during Christmas will only amount to a third wave of the pandemic.

The warnings came after the government announced that three-household groups of any size could gather during the festive period.

The government’s long-planned “Christmas Bubbles” concept was also brushed aside, with ministers having stated that it would require individuals to take a personal decision on risking the older populace and others, the article noted.

Two advisors to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) agreeably believe that the relaxation will overrun hospitals such as UK’s National Health Service (NHS) in the new year.

With the country already experiencing high infection rates among younger people, the decision to allow people to meet in groups with older relatives for hours on end, would only enhance the risk for a disease spread and deaths, the article detailed.

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