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Here is what experts and health professionals think about the lifting of the COVID restrictions in England by Boris Johnson’s government, and what they fear might be the consequences for the UK and for the entire world.
Ending lockdown on July 19 is about more than embracing “freedom” – it’s about shifting responsibility for tough decisions onto the public. The prime minister is undoubtedly gambling with people’s lives. It will be the biggest gamble of Johnson’s political career.
Protecting people’s health and stimulating economic recovery are one goal, not competing aims.
Just because cases and deaths are low now doesn’t mean we won’t be in another crisis leading into a lockdown in a few months time. This is preventable, but only if we act early.
Beyond the immediate questions of NHS funding and the timing of decisions, some controversial governance choices need to be urgently addressed.
We look at the coronavirus situation in the UK this week – why the government is sticking to its roadmap at all costs, the potential danger of the B.1.617.2 variant (first detected in India), confusion about masks in schools, holidays abroad, and more...