And now they are relaxing lockdown just as rate of hospital admissions is starting to creep up.The UK now has the highest COVID-19 death rate in the world
- The UK has recorded the highest coronavirus death rate, according to new analysis.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to lock down the country at a relatively late stage of the pandemic may have significantly influenced the high number of COVID-19 deaths in the UK, according to a Financial Times analysis.
- The UK has the second-highest total excess death count since March — behind only the US — and the highest death rate when adjusted for population.
- Boris Johnson's decision not to lock the country down earlier in March has come under intense scrutiny as the UK's death toll continues to mount.
Oops! This study has now been withdrawn, though since it originated in The Lancet, a very highly-respected medical journal, I probably shouldn't beat myself up about it:Malaria drug should not be used to treat coronavirus, scientists say, after study shows high death ratewww.theguardian.com
So keep taking the Chloroquine, Donald!
Should mention : he's tested negative, but I think he's still self-isolating as the swab test we use here seems to have an alarmingly-high false negative rate (up to 30% has been suggested).And guess what, the very next day a Cabinet Minister goes down with the virus while speaking in the House of Commons - you couldn't make it up!
Business secretary tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell while delivering a statement in the Commonswww.theguardian.com
Impossible, our politicians (especially Mr. Trump and the US Southern governors) say everything is fine.