According to Prof Neil Ferguson the number of UK deaths from Covid-19 would have been 50% lower had the lockdown been introduced a week earlier said Ferguson who is an expert who had advised the government on restrictions. Ferguson, professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, told the Science and Technology Committee that thousand would not have lost theirs lives..
He did explain however that based on what was known about the transmission of Covid and fatalities then the actions taken were warranted.
He said: “The epidemic was doubling every three to four days before lockdown interventions were introduced.”
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“So, had we introduced lockdown measures a week earlier, we would have reduced the final death toll by at least a half,” Ferguson added. Boris Johnson is reluctant to look at what has gone wrong.