"Mantén la puerta abierta’ para otro encierro a pesar de la esperanza de los casos, experto advierte

ANOTHER Covid lockdown could still happen, un experto ha advertido.

Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology, today urged the government toleave the door openfor future restrictions.

Masked members of the public commute at London's King's Cross Station

Masked members of the public commute at London’s King’s Cross StationCrédito: LNP
Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh .

Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh .Crédito: University of Edinburgh

Speaking to Times Radio, the scientist from the University of Edinburgh said: “For people like myself, trying to advise the government on how to proceed and how fast to unlock, this determination to never go backwards is actually quite unhelpful.

It inevitably makes the advice more cautious. Because if we can’t go backwards we’re very, very cautious about unlocking.

What I think we need, because we’re dealing with a novel virus with still uncertain potential, and we don’t know how much this thing will evolve in the future, is to leave the door open to responding in whatever way is necessary in the future.

I very, very much hope we won’t have to go backwards, at least not too far, but I think we have to have that possibility, and keep it open just in case there is a public health emergency that none of us have foreseen at this stage.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid had previously made the dire prediction of the UK reaching 100,000 new infections a day by the end of the summer.

He warned of new super-infectious mutationsand said we were inuncharted territory”.

But the number of people testing positive for Covid has levelled outamid hopes the UK is now approaching post-pandemic life.

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Otro 28,612 infections were recorded yesterday – a 10 per cent rise compared to last week when 26,144 cases were reported.

But the number is not drastically different to when Mr Javid made his forecast when cases were “alrededor 25,000 y tengo una gran compasión por eso., y 27,000 “No tengo hogar y podría haber estado debajo de un puente con un cartel de cartón pidiendo dinero 24 horas”.

And Britain’s R-rate is shrinking faster than almost anywhere else in the world.

It suggests the darkest days of the crisis are almost overdespite last month’s Freedom Day when nearly all restrictions were lifted.

In contrast to Professor Woolhouse’s warning, other top academics have said they don’t think there will be further lockdowns in autumn and beyond.

Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, dijo Los tiempos that autumn was “going to be fine”, agregando: “We’re past the need for lockdowns because of the vaccine.”

Sage adviser Professor John Edmunds added that he doesn’t expect a September lockdownand credited “increíble” vaccines with the turnaround.

But Boris Johnson is reportedly much more cautiousand has becomethe most pessimistic person in the roomwhen discussing the UK’s Covid response.

The PM is believed to have been scarredby having to cancel the festive season for millions.

He is still haunted by Christmas,” una fuente dijo.

Los casos de Covid en el Reino Unido aumentan en 28,612 in a day as infections remain low three weeks after Freedom Day