‘Fourth tier’ of Covid restrictions beckons as scientists pressure Boris Johnson

Hospitalisations have already breached “reasonable worst case” levels, the papers show, and minutes from Sage warned that the NHS is in danger of being overwhelmed without national interventions. Discussions are ongoing about whether the harsher restrictions would be referred to as “Tier 4” or “Tier 3 plus”. One senior Government source said: “In Tier 3 […]

What are the potential exit strategies from Covid lockdown?

Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, said it was vital to drive numbers down and then stop reinfections from elsewhere. “Either we live with daily restrictions and lockdown cycles, but we have open borders, or we close...