‘A ‘lockdown rollover’ of 50 days on and 30 days off should be introduced…until 2022, say British scientists.
An alternating 80-day cycle will reduce the number of Covid-19 deaths and admissions to intensive care units, according to new research.
Month long intervals of relaxed social distancing would be followed by much more austere measures – lasting almost twice as long.
The strategy is based on mathematical formulas using data from 16 countries – and applies to the UK.
Lead author Dr Rajiv Chowdhury, of Cambridge University, said: “Although we did not model the situation in the UK, I would expect it to be very similar to that in other high income countries.”
The study, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, found it could save jobs – relieving financial insecurity and social disruption.’