This is the sort of point that sounds sophisticated but is actually very silly. Allowing so-called 'low risk' people to be infected is in fact an extremely high risk thing to do unless you can keep them totally segregated from everyone else. And you can't.https://t.co/105uwSMsDz— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 13, 2020
It's not just that. The "low-risk" groups still die, just at a lower rate than the utter carnage among the elderly. If you infect all or nearly all of them you're again into a six-figure death toll.— Morag (@DrMoragKerr) May 13, 2020
I can't even begin to engage with that thread. England is doomed. I only hope we can avoid going down with it.— Morag (@DrMoragKerr) May 13, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary results of Spain's seroprevalence study #ENECOVID.— Miguel Hernán (@_MiguelHernan) May 13, 2020
Antibodies for #SARSCoV2:
5% of Spanish population
11% in region with highest incidence (Madrid)
So far from herd immunity in country with 2nd largest number of cases after U.S. https://t.co/P8dpzaibuX
Bad news. Early results show only 5% of Spanish population exposed to virus so far, and already 27,100 COVID deaths. That huge iceberg we're all hoping for? Still no evidence that it's there. https://t.co/0zHkF7s4K6— Devi Sridhar (@devisridhar) May 13, 2020
Very similar to France. 5% overall but 11-12% in Paris and surrounding region according to Pasteur Institute.— Denis Coakley (@deniscoakley11) May 13, 2020
This is remarkable - Imperial College's central projection for Spain *a few weeks ago* was that 15% of the population had been infected. If that was a vast overestimate, it suggests that the mortality rate of this disease is pretty high.https://t.co/kNM20MDnLD— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 13, 2020
This surely must convince Govts that test,trace and isolate is the only way we have of controlling it's spread,otherwise we'll have more than the economy to worry about.— Colin Foy (@foy_foy29) May 13, 2020
This suggests just 5% of the Spanish population had antibodies— Fionna O'Leary, 🕯 (@fascinatorfun) May 13, 2020
Even in Madrid that was completely overtaken by COVID - just 11%.
Is the U.K. plan that we experience wave upon wave of this to *achieve* “community” immunity? Really?
With our eyes wide open? No anti virals? https://t.co/dt8BvX2PO2
@theSNPMedia— David Francis (@beith123) May 13, 2020
Please note the above.
To achieve "herd immunity" without a vaccine would mean UTTER CARNAGE in any country.
ANYONE who STILL believes that "herd immunity" GARBAGE should NOT be advising ANY Government.
What's the betting that Dr Jenny Harries will be a Tory peer within a couple of years? She's certainly put in the effort - it's nigh-on impossible to distinguish her from any other government propagandist.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 13, 2020
Extraordinary answer here.@CMonaghanSNP: "So, since there's a low degree of confidence, we are potentially putting together hundreds of potential vectors, that can then go and transmit. Is that correct?"— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) May 13, 2020
The DfE chief scientist: "Possibly, depending on school sizes."
Here's the DfE's chief scientific adviser Osama Rahman telling MPs on the science committee that it's not clear whether children transmit the virus any less than adults pic.twitter.com/W5F6UM9KmB— Emily Ashton (@elashton) May 13, 2020
Nicola Sturgeon says her decisions during this crisis have been motivated by the saving of lives rather than by politics. But apparently the Times cartoonist knows better. Mate, you demeaned yourself with the cartoon itself, but the explanatory tweet is just embarrassing.— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 13, 2020
I live in the Borders. I’m not in the least confused & I’m offended that anyone would assume that I might be. I know where I live, I live in Scotland, therefore the advice I follow is the advice for Scotland. It isn’t even faintly confusing. Borderers are not stupid. https://t.co/pJPdkVZhMe— alison 🏴 🇪🇺 😷stay@home (@wittertalk) May 13, 2020
Someone should take the BBC to the DMZ in Korea. The "confusion" there would blow their minds.https://t.co/HQdLKAoI9k— James Kelly (@JamesKelly) May 14, 2020