Coronavirus in England – “tens of thousands” of deaths now inevitable says SAGE professor

Coronavirus, England, Europe, Health

John Edmunds, a professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told MPs on Wednesday that without further measures England’s tiered Covid-19 strategy would lead to high numbers of new infections every day, putting the NHS under strain and driving up the death toll.

“If you look at where we are, there is no way we come out of this wave now without counting our deaths in the tens of thousands,” Edmunds, an epidemiologist, told the joint hearing of the Commons science and technology committee, and the health and social care committee. because of the failure to contain the virus, a government scientific adviser has warned

** This post was originally published on October 21, 2020 **