Experts have warned that coronavirus cases will stay high for months until autumn after passing 100,000 in two weeks, and a new lockdown will be needed by September.
This comes just two days before England is set to ditch most restrictions including social distancing and legal limits of gatherings on Monday, dubbed Freedom Day.
Professor John Edmunds, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said that with the lifting of lockdown restrictions in England on Monday the virus would continue to increase.
He told the BBC Radio 4 programme that he thought this wave of the pandemic would be pretty long and drawn out and that it was his feeling that they were looking at a high level of incidence for a protracted period right through the summer and probably through much of the autumn.
Jeremy Hunt, who’s now chairman of the Commons Health and Social Care Committee, said the situation was extremely serious, and he added that he thought coming into September that we were almost certainly going to see infections reach a new daily peak going above the 68,000 daily level, which was the previous daily record in January.
He said that if they’re still going as the schools are coming back he thought that they were going to have to reconsider some extremely tough decisions, and how they behave over the next few weeks will have a material difference.
It comes as more than 1,200 Zero COVID scientists, who believe that coronavirus should be annihilated with global lockdowns and social distancing, accused the United Kingdom of compromising the world and creating conditions for the emergence of a new variant by pressing on with Freedom Day on July 19.
Professor Edmunds warned that in the meantime, the Government is best to take the Beta variant of the coronavirus circulating in France seriously because it may evade vaccines.
Professor Edmunds said there would be a surge in cases amongst unvaccinated Britons this summer because the unlocking was coming too early, and he said that if we begin lifting restrictions before everyone was vaccinated, that was going to lead to infections in the unvaccinated people, primarily in this instance, the younger individuals and that it was inevitable that this was going to happen.
Professor Edmunds said cases could reach 100,000 a day within weeks because the number of infections has so far been doubling every two weeks.
Either these vaccines work or they don’t work, and some people are convinced they do work, and others don’t, but suppose you were on a secluded island connected to a party isle by a wobbly broken old bridge, and there’s a 1 in 400 chance that if you try to cross the bridge it will snap and the sharks below will get you, but there’s also a 399 to 400 chance you’ll be downing tequila by lunchtime by the edge of the pool and be tucking into a steak, do you stay on the deserted island forever, or do you take the chance on the bridge?
But just like 9/11 and the war on terror, this virus has allowed those higher up the food chain to accumulate extraordinary amounts of power and money, and this is precisely the trick to achieve a communist regime, and we should be careful now!
Zero COVID, zero carbon, zero freedom and zero life.
There will never be an end to lockdowns. The regime may relax for a little while, for a short time, to give the impression they want to give you back your civil liberties, but people are being sacrificed at the altar for the Sage High Priests.