RT @alexwickham: The Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team has been advising SAGE
It found from new data that mitigation would "likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and health systems (most notably intensive care units) being overwhelmed many times over"
How the fuck did this guy even get a degree? I really don't believe that somebody whose whole life is supposed to be dedicated to this subject could be this ignorant. 5 seconds of mental arithmetic tells me that they're looking at a minimum of 1 million dead, and even now he's talking about 250K. And before he spent a couple of weeks thinking about it he assumed everything would be fine!
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I think widespread testing is very quickly going to become crucial.
CMO Chris Whitty mentioned yesterday that they are developing - and close to completing - a test that can restrospectively detect whether someone has had the virus.
That will allow people with presumed natural immunity to return to work, as well as giving a much more accurate picture of how many asymptomatic carriers there are (which is a crucial piece of data for the models being used to inform our response).
For the rest, the Government might now need to massively expand existing testing procedures, with consistent at home testing to confirm which households do and do not have the virus, so they can isolate themselves for as long as it takes.
We should then be testing people every week, to catch any new clusters / outbreaks as they occur.
We need to start talking about the systematic sell-off and destruction of the NHS over the last 40 years & how this has been fully a tory thing. Maybe if they hadn't been selling off all & sundry to make a quick buck for their mates we may have been able to respond to this without the buffoonery we have grown accustomed to. These fucks are going to cull the heard to make the problem go away. That's your mum & Dad as well as mine.