Britain could avoid another full-blown lockdown by cocooning the elderly, scientists advising the Government say. The strategy would see ministers encourage those most at-risk of coronavirus, including patients with underlying health conditions, to stay home and shield. It would allow young and healthy Brits to continue enjoying freedoms like going to restaurants and pubs – which would also bolster the flailing economy. Documents released today by the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) shows experts advising Number 10 are considering the tactic. Scientists admit the move would be ethically questionable but say ‘there are ‘no easy options’ when trying to juggle saving lives and keeping the economy afloat. The idea was pondered in a scientific report handed to SAGE, which then presents the findings to the Government to help inform public health policy. Other scientific documents suggested forcing businesses to have to earn a ‘Covid secure’ mark of approval before opening their premises. Britain could avoid another full-blown lockdown by cooping away the elderly, scientists advising the Government say (file) The scientific papers handed to SAGE in recent months found: Britain could run out of PPE again if its hit with a bad bout of flu PPE shortages could once… Read full this story
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