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The local Director of Public Health in Tameside has written to all schools “strongly advising” them to delay further reopening from Monday for a fortnight on basis of PHE r estimate of 1.01 having advised the reopening previously on Sage estimate of 0.73...

"Overall view of SAGE is that the 'R' is between 0.7 and 0.9 and that it is higher in the south west of England and the north west of England" Health Secretary Matt Hancock says government will "crack down on localised outbreaks when they come" Latest:

"The sage puts herself last and is first." -Lao Tzu ☀️ #JoyPublicity 

@MattHancockMP seems to be saying SAGE apparently collate all the different calculations of R and create an average? Look at the danger of that, with this single graph

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Matt Hancock on parts of the country having an R number higher than 1: "The discussion of the higher R in the north west and south west is an important part in moving towards a localised rather than a nationalised lockdown. The overall view of SAGE is the R remains below 1."

Cloth face coverings are less safe than surgical masks at stopping spread of coronavirus, SAGE warns

“I guess I will be alone here this year,” said one veteran before he performed a Native American ritual to honor his comrades by spreading the smoke of burning white sage into the winds lashing the Normandy coast.

People with Covid DON’T have key fever or cough symptoms in first three days, SAGE docs reveal

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@SimonCalder  @SimonCalderThe  scientific advice is clear - as the number of infections within the UK drops, we must now manage the risk of transmissions being reintroduced from elsewhere. Read what our Chief Scientific Adviser (and SAGE participant) said on 22 May:

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The Times reports today that Downing Street chose not to ask the advice of its top scientific advisers on the SAGE committee before pressing ahead with the plan to quarantine all arrivals in UK for 14 days from June 8. So much for being “guided by the science”.

to sage, or to rage... that is the question

SAGE adviser Prof John Edmunds told a science media briefing 8k new infections a day (as calculated by ONS) was “a very high incidence” level - “many of us would prefer to see incidence down to lower levels before we relax measures - lifting the lockdown is a political decision”

Sage committee member and the director of the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar says COVID-19 is spreading "too fast" for the government to lift lockdown measures

Whitty and Vallance make clear they are civil servants and don't want to get 'dragged into politics'. But Cummings' conduct is not a matter of politics, it's a matter of public health - as other members of Sage have made clear.

What a man. What a life. When I first broke into Hollywood, he welcomed me with open arms and some very sage advice I’ll forever take to heart. A true icon who impacted generations around the world. Rest in love, my friend. #imagination  #stanlee  ?

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Prof John Edmunds from LSHTM and a SAGE advisor says 8,000 current infections a day in community is high and many scientists would have preferred incidence down to lower levels before we relax lockdown measures.

When you hear political candidates promising grand programs for free, remember this sage advice: “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have."

United we stand, 2m apart. Some sage advice from @bbcdoctorwho . 🙌

Some ancient sage is cackling at Trumps presidency arriving at the Chinese year of the Cock.