“Maximum suppression of this virus is the optimal strategy.” devi sridhar'>Professor Devi Sridhar explains why she believes herd immunity is not an “appropriate way forward” in tackling #COVID19 . Get more on the latest restrictions:
“The government has to deliver an effective testing and tracing programme…” Global health expert, devi sridhar'>Prof Devi Sridhar, says that nine months into the pandemic 24-hour testing should already be available to the public.
Global health expert, devi sridhar'>Prof Devi Sridhar, says that nine months into the pandemic 24-hour testing should already be available to the public. But, she urged individuals to take responsibility in helping to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Professor in global public health, devi sridhar'>Dr Devi Sridhar says she expected “harsher measures” coming from the UK government and that they could have gone a “step further” with restrictions. Get more on the new restrictions:
“The idea is to get ahead of the problem.” Professor in global public health, devi sridhar'>Dr Devi Sridhar explains why new restrictions have been introduced to stop separate households meeting indoors in Scotland. Get more on the new restrictions:
devi sridhar'>Professor Devi Sridhar has offered advice on how to to cope and enjoy life during the ongoing pandemic.
"With England... it seems like they are trying to suppress but they're also content with a certain number of infections every day and a certain level of death." Professor Devi Sridhar from the University of Edinburgh compares England's approach to Covid-19 to that of Scotland.
“They lifted lockdown restrictions... way too early, instead of using the time to build up the testing and tracing.” Professor Devi Sridhar says that England will see more local lockdowns in the future.
‘A very small percentage of the country have been exposed to this virus so far and the outbreak has a long way to go if it’s not contained quickly’- devi sridhar'>Prof Devi Sridhar
“The thing about viruses is they move quickly… If you’re either unsure about your strategy or you go in the wrong direction… the virus is going to take advantage” – Devi Sridhar, adding she believes there were significant delays in March in banning large gatherings #Newsnight
"We treated this virus too much like flu." devi sridhar'>Prof Devi Sridhar says the UK's response to Covid-19 means the country has "taken the triple hit" of a high death toll, a huge economic impact and social costs.
'We've never been able to eradicate any disease except smallpox.' devi sridhar'>Professor Devi Sridhar says the world needs 'unprecedented cooperation' to completely wipe out coronavirus from every single country.