MANY are asking if the lockdown started too late, or why ‘track and trace’ was dropped as a policy. But the real question is if we should have had a lockdown at all, says John Longworth in the Telegraph.
He writes that the decision was ostensibly based upon advice from the secret Sage group of scientists who came to a quite different conclusion than the scientists in Sweden with, presumably, the same evidence.
‘There now seems to be something of a campaign in the media and amongst the NHS, Public Health England and academic community to prove Sweden wrong. The delight when for the first time its death rate per capita overtook that of the UK was almost palpable.
‘For if Sweden proves to have succeeded in gaining herd immunity without wrecking its economy and continuing to treat other life threatening diseases which the NHS seems to have stopped doing, it will raise the question of whether the UK’s coronavirus crisis was in fact man-made, or even media-made.’
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