What’s it like to be a guinea pig? Well, we shall soon find out.
As a nation we are, in the words of yesterday’s Nature briefing, about to embark on “an unprecedented public-health experiment.” This coming Monday the government are ending legal restrictions for mitigating the spread of Covid-19. All this despite steeply rising infections in our partially vaccinated population.
This bold step has huge international ramifications. “The world has its eyes on the UK,” sa
Our prime minister with his government face the most appallingly difficult decision for decades – when and how to end the national lockdown. Lives or livelihoods?
It’s an impossible choice. To avoid economic catastrophe you can ease the lockdown but then you risk a second wave of the disease greater than the first as was the case for the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Get it wrong either way and we face disaster, the whole nation.
Even the experts do not agree (they rarel