Britain is ‘not by any means out of the woods yet’ and could be forced to consider a new lockdown within weeks, Chris Whitty has warned.
The chief medical officer said that doctors across the country could soon be faced with ‘scary numbers again’ and that more people could be fighting the disease in hospital ‘in five, six, seven, eight weeks’ time’.
His comments come after data showed Covid-19 cases have spiralled quicker among men in their 20s compared to women following the Euro 2020 football tournament.
Speaking at a British Science Museum event, Professor Whitty said: ‘Currently this epidemic is doubling. It’s doubling in cases. It is also doubling in people going to hospital, and it’s doubling in deaths.’
He added: ‘We’ve still got over 2,000 people in hospital, and that number is increasing. If we double from 2,000 to 4,000, from 4,000 to 8,000, to 8,000 and so on, it doesn’t take many doubling times till you’re into very very large numbers indeed.’
The scientist went on to say that the country could ‘get into trouble again surprisingly fast’ and we were ‘not by any means out of the woods yet’.
He continued: ‘I don’t think we should underestimate the fact that we could get into trouble again surprisingly fast. We are not by any means out of the woods yet on this, we are in much better shape due to the vaccine programme, and drugs and a variety of other things.
‘But this has got a long way to run in the UK, and it’s got even further to run globally.’
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