The Independent Sage warns of ‘tens of thousands of avoidable deaths’ unless the entire country is put under lockdown.
Things were as bad as they had ever been. “The frightening thing is that they are going to continue to get worse,” Christina Pagel, professor of operational research at University College London and a member of Independent Sage said.
She further said “Action is needed now to avoid the collapse of the NHS in a few weeks. It is that serious.”
NHS Providers who represent the members within NHS hospitals, mental health, community and ambulance services in the UK, also called for tier 4 restrictions to be further extended across the country.
According to the Mirror, a Whitehall source has said the tier 4 rules do not appear to be working, adding that the government could introduce “another level on to tier 4, so like a tier 5”.