End this UNNECESSARY lockdown NOW!
Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that England’s COVID-19 outbreak slowed down last week before the crippling second lockdown even begun.
More than half of local authorities saw their positive test rates fall at the end of October, and the COVID Symptom Study predicts that the UK has already passed the peak of the second save. Meanwhile, SAGE revealed the R rate in the UK has remained between 1.1 and 1.3.
Despite this, Downing Street has refused calls to end England’s second lockdown early with a spokesman saying: ‘The lockdown is for four weeks to the 2nd December.’
Oxford scientists, economists and politicians have criticised the decision to impose a second lockdown as hasty and unnecessary. Graphs used by SAGE to justify the lockdown have been torn apart by experts.
The forecast of 4,000 people dying per day from COVID-19 by next month could be four or five times too high and does not reflect the current situation.
The incredible figure was presented by Sir Patrick Vallance during Saturday’s TV briefing where the Prime Minister announced the UK would be thrust into a second lockdown.
But it has emerged the forecasts are out of date and inaccurate, with SAGE accused of ‘misleading’ the public and MPs by cherry-picking the scariest data.
The scenario of 4,000 deaths a day by December is based on there being an average of 1,000 deaths per day in the UK right now. In reality the daily average was 182 last week, according to Department of Health data.