If you were wondering whether the Science coming out of the UK could get anymore ridiculous, then the answer is yes, it certainly can!
A ‘lockdown rollover’ of 50 days on and 30 days off should be introduced…until 2022, say British scientists.
An alternating 80-day cycle will reduce the number of Covid-19 deaths and admissions to intensive care units, according to new research.
So it is being proposed that until further notice, a rollover of 50 days in lockdown, then 30 days out of lockdown but with social distancing rules could be the only way forward in surviving the coronapocolypse.
Lead author Dr Rajiv Chowdhury, of Cambridge University, said: “Although we did not model the situation in the UK, I would expect it to be very similar to that in other high income countries.”
Rajiv Chowdhury, global health epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge and lead author on the paper, said:
“Our models predict that dynamic cycles of 50 day suppression followed by a 30 day relaxation are effective at lowering the number of deaths significantly for all countries throughout the 18 month period.”
The study, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, found it could save jobs, but hey – here’s a novel idea – how about we just have no lockdown? There is no study required to prove that this will definitely save jobs, millions of them.
Of course, contact tracing and isolation will still apply indefinitely, because remember folks, this is the ‘New Normal’.
Let us know what you think about this in the comments below.
How about linking directly to source.
This feels more like a sound bite than anything of real concern. Correct me if I’m wrong!
Source updated with a working link, the original source appears to have been taken down. But, you may be correct, this may not be a cause for concern. But it was, as the article reports, a genuine proposition.