The UK federal government’s first response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the year was on purpose poor bring about UK coming to be the awful situation in Europe.
Transmission of COVID-19 regardless of lock-down
New measures needed to minimize transmission price even more
Face mask usage in public and also work locations readied to be introduced tomorrow
Flight terminal quarantine treatments additionally to be introduced however much too late in the day
2nd wave & lockdown likely if proper actions not taken
The UK government’s statement of 4,649 brand-new instances of COVID-19 yesterday is stunning coming virtually seven weeks after lock down began. In truth, this suggests that regardless of this duration of lock-down, fairly high rates of transmission are still occurring in Britain despite what could be claimed by the government and its experts regarding the R-value being listed below 1.
This suggests quite merely that there are individuals still loitering in the area transferring the infection to others (and we consist of treatment houses and various other establishments right here) where the lock-down steps presently in position are insufficient to consist of the epidemic as well as poor to curtail transmission rates adequately. The other day at the No 10 briefing session The Priest for the Setting George Eustice hinted that future records on the number of new day-to-day situations would certainly consist of a breakdown of the setups where brand-new infections were happening, for apparent factors this will certainly be critically important for recognizing the containment of any virus and also what additionally needs to be done.
COVID-19 Transmission: Who Is to Blame?
For those of you that have read our series of blog sites you’ll comprehend some of the factors behind this failure. We’ve been discussing several of these concerns since the start of April. It is rather just the laxity, procrastination and also succeeding hold-ups of the government’s reaction initially, led by the man on top along with his principal advisers who are at fault. For those of you curious about examining the timelines (31st December 2019 to fifth May 2020) of failures and delays then follow this link to the Appeasement website that details these. We have directly fact-checked the insurance claims made on this very easy to adhere to the timeline of events as well as they are all correct.
Nevertheless, now is not the moment for blames with so much immediate work required to deal with the situation, so let’s established this apart for now.
We are where we are and also more crucial is what we do from hereon. A lot more pragmatic as well as dynamically rapid activity is needed in the UK’s response to containment and also the best defeat of an epidemic that is having alarming effects for our excellent country. Our only hope is that this small blog may in some tiny way, nudge those on top to do what is so obviously required as well as to do this immediately without all the procrastinations and indecisiveness we have actually seen over the past few months. We can not pay for to squander any more valuable time.
If newspaper headlines are to be thought we are anticipating Boris Johnson to introduce among various other things 2 crucial brand-new treatments tomorrow, points that we have been yelling around in our blog sites from the get go which we knew were virtually particular to help in reducing infection transmission prices within Britain. But it has taken them so long to move to this position despite the overwhelming evidence that they selected to overlook or postpone on, a laxity that contributed dramatically to the difficult situation that the nation is now in.
Face Mask Use in the Office and also in Public Spaces
The first of these our company believes will certainly be the Prime Ministers’ suggestion tomorrow to make use of face masks in the work environment and also in public locations, including on public transportation. This is not before time and needs to have come rather.
But we think that this does not go far sufficient. If it is to be effective, it must not simply be a referral to use a mask. It must be necessary under a new law fasted lane with parliament. From the information we have at the time of creating this blog, it seems that the federal government are suggesting that they give a supply of non-surgical masks to companies as well as perhaps the general public, the government has acquired the equipment to manufacture these. This hasn’t been confirmed officially yet as far as we understand, so enjoy this area for further info as it becomes available.