Velma Posted September 23, 2020 Share Posted September 23, 2020 On July 10th, Johnson began easing restrictions, but warned he may need to put his foot on the break if cases rise and on July 31st, he did exactly that and the easing was postponed. Now he has put his foot to the floor and halted any such proposals, by introducing more robust measures, warning he may even go further. That means he will, but what that actually implies is anyone's guess. Enforced quarantine? Removal of children? Troops on streets? Forced vaccinations? Prof John Edmunds, who advises the government, said the new restrictions did not go "anywhere near far enough.” He warned that, "To slow the epidemic down will mean putting the brakes on very hard. I suspect we will see very stringent measures coming in through the UK but it will be too late." Cases are rising - and most experts agree the steps taken by the government, certainly in England, are only going to having a minimum effect on curbing an increase in infection rates. What no one knows is how quickly cases will go up - and what impact that will have on hospital admissions and deaths. If the government is determined to suppress the virus - to get the R below one as the prime minister said - more draconian measures will surely follow. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54260259 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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