A health expert has praised the June 21 ‘four-week postponement’ idea.
A health expert has applauded the government’s rumored decision to postpone the easing of restrictions until June 21 for four weeks, claiming that it will prevent the UK from going “backwards.”
Boris Johnson is expected to make a final decision on whether or not to eliminate the limitations on June 21 as planned on Monday.
However, following an increase in instances and hospitalizations, there are concerns about the Delta variety, with many believing that limits may be delayed.
According to Jim McManus, vice-president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, delaying the reopening until June 21 will assist the UK protect its progress.
“Businesses and organizations have done so well in reopening that if we just keep it continuing for a few more weeks, and devote that small amount of effort to keep us going forward, it will stop us sliding backwards,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
“If enough people become infected, hospitalizations will increase.” You’ll also see a huge increase in lengthy Covid, something we wish to prevent.
“The second point is that the more people who are infected, the more variants will emerge, and the greater the danger that a variation may emerge that entirely evades the vaccination.”
“Investing a little time is actually quite crucial in order for the vaccine program to finish and complete its job.”
Mr McManus acknowledged that deciding whether to eliminate coronavirus limitations in England on June 21 was a “fiendishly difficult decision.”
When asked about allegations in the Times that the government is considering delaying Step 4 of the road map by four weeks, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think if they are considering that, it is extremely good.”
“I believe we should applaud the fact that they have stated unequivocally that they would be guided by statistics.”
“No one wants lockdown, and it’s a fiendishly difficult decision for everyone.”
“However, if that is what they are doing – and we are speculating, of course – then good on them.” The summary comes to a close.