The Government scientist, whose modelling bounced No10 into the original lockdown last spring, said the return of stay-at-home orders ‘certainly might be possible’ if the mutant strain threatens to overwhelm the NHS.
He told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: ‘There is a rationale, just epidemiologically, to try and slow this down, to buy us more time principally to get boosters into people’s arms because we do think people who are boosted will have the best level of protection possible, but also to buy us more time to really better characterise the threat.’
Asked outright if a lockdown could be reimposed, he said: ‘Clearly if the consensus is it’s highly likely that the NHS is overwhelmed then it will be for the Government to decide what to do about that but it’s a difficult situation to be in of course. It certainly might be possible at the current time.’
Read more: Cult-lackey liar Ferguson warns a full lockdown might be needed to stop made-up Omicron overwhelming NHS as he says made-up super-variant (to cover the deaths and health catastrophe of the fake vaccine) may have been seeded at COP26 summit in Glasgow. I’d say he should have mercy on his own soul if he hadn’t already sold it