(1of 2) The Prime Minister has just stated that the data shows that all pupils can attend schools on 8 March. This is despite Government NERVTAG scientist stating yesterday that reopening all at once would be reckless.
Scientists say 'safe' to at least open Primary Schools after half-term. Prof Robert Dingwall of Nervtag ➡️ "There isn't a case for keeping kids off until 8 March. Epidemiology Prof Woolhouse @EdinburghUni ➡️ "there's never been a surge in cases when schools have re-opened" ⬇️
Worth listening to Government Scientist, Professor Robert Dingwall of @DHSCgovuk @NHS New & Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag). Urging Primary schools to open after half term 👉 he says "there isn't really a case for keeping kids off until 8 March " ⬇️
The government's NERVTAG experts say there's a 'realistic possibility' that the UK variant is linked to an increase risk of death. @FactCheck takes a look at what we know so far.
Ah: good news (well, not “good” exactly): NERVTAG have released this paper on B117 severity which provides some detail. Seems to be a summary of a number of other papers which presumably have more granular data. Here’s hoping they will be released too
anyone speculating about the new strain of covid should make sure they read this from the scientists on Nervtag yesterday, it explains how they believe it’s so much more infectious than previous versions
"Unlocking too fast carries a great risk that all the good work… may be lost" Professor Peter Openshaw from NERVTAG tells #Marr there is "deep concern" among scientists and "we need to take this slowly"
The failure of political leadership in managing #COVID19 was not unexpected. However, the failure of scientific leadership has shocked me. The “herd immunity” approach was either a colossal mistake by SAGE/NERVTAG *or* a failure to speak truth to power. The public deserve to know