Susan Michie, the Professor of Health Psychology at University College London, warned new variants that are ‘even more infectious’ will lead to unnecessary deaths and hospitalisations.
More than 2.7million Britons were infected with Covid last week and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) weekly infection survey found up to one in 16 people in the worst-hit parts of the UK were carrying the virus in the week ending June 29 as cases rose nationally by about a fifth.
Professor Michie told The Mirror: ‘We don’t have a public health policy for Covid right now and if we don’t act, we’ll get variants that are even more infectious and these will lead to increased hospitalisations and deaths.
‘The number of people with long Covid will increase significantly beyond the current two million and the country will be continuously disrupted with some sectors in danger of grinding to a standstill in the Autumn.
‘The government’s policy seems to be, “Shut your eyes and let it rip”. But the NHS is on its knees and public health experts, SAGE and Independent SAGE have been predicting this since July last year, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise.’
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