UK: Delta coronavirus variant could push R to 7 without mitigations says PHE chief

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Dr Susan Hopkins, Public Health England’s strategic COVID-19 response director, told the Science and Technology Committee of the UK Parliament today that if the Delta variant B16712 was “unmitigated”, left to spread without any lockdown restrictions, the R number could become “greater than five and maybe up to seven”.

Sky News report



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** This post was originally published on June 17, 2021 **