The 'worst' jobs for Covid-19 transmission, according to Sage member

The 'worst' jobs for Covid-19 transmission, according to Sage member

A government scientific adviser says there is now “really good evidence” as to which industries are most at risk for coronavirus transmission. Calum Semple, professor of child health and outbreak medicine at Liverpool University, revealed which activities and professions are classified as ‘high risk’ despite social limitations. He said, “You would have thought that working … Read more

Boris Johnson could order two-week national lockdown, says SAGE expert

Boris Johnson could order two-week national lockdown, says SAGE expert

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reported to be considering a two-week-long national lockdown in a bid to stop the second wave of coronavirus. According to the Daily Mail, Professor Chris Whitty wants a new two-week national lockdown. SAGE expert Anthony Costello, tweeted on Wednesday night: “I’m hearing from a well-connected person that government now thinks, … Read more

SAGE experts warn UK is headed for deadly second coronavirus wave

SAGE experts warn UK is headed for deadly second coronavirus wave

Britain could be facing a second wave of coronavirus this winter. Two of the government’s top scientific advisors warned today (Sunday) that a second wave could arrive later this year. Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, has said a “true second wave will come in the winter months, in … Read more

Government reveals names of SAGE committee shaping Covid-19 response

Government reveals names of SAGE committee shaping Covid-19 response

A partial list of the experts who helped shape the response to the coronavirus pandemic has been published as part of the Scientific Emergency Group (Sage). The government said that only two participants had not given permission to be included on the membership list, including 50 members. The publication came after calls for transparency about … Read more