Enforcing UK lockdown one week earlier ‘could have saved 20,000 lives’

Posted by on June 10, 2020 3:42 pm
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Former scientific adviser to No 10 says earlier restrictions could have halved death toll

The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK could have been halved if the government had introduced the lockdown a week earlier, according to damning testimony from one of the scientists who was advising the government at the time.

The stark claim by Prof Neil Ferguson that thousands of lives could have been saved intensified the pressure on the government over its handling of the outbreak, leaving Boris Johnson facing repeated questions at the daily Downing Street press conference.

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