Since there is little knowledge of what might work, we should run a number of our best ideas as controlled experiments e.g. more visits outside, increasing social bubble etc.

Why the contribution is important

The benefits of this approach is we can use the info to help our next steps and also possibly combine our successes to improve things. The evidence can also be shared with the nation to explain policy decisions.

by jms57 on May 05, 2020 at 01:42PM

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  • Posted by Jane May 05, 2020 at 13:47

    In principle small test of change work but in reality letting some people out more while others are not allowed may be problematic.
  • Posted by Scotland1 May 05, 2020 at 13:50

    Good idea
  • Posted by JAShannon May 05, 2020 at 14:01

    As the charts published today show, the change in key metrics has largely remained unchanged on the 7 day ratio for each of the last 4 weeks. Given the disease has an apparent incubation period of up to 14 days, after 6 weeks of lockdown, if the infection transmission rate is remaining largely flat, is that an indicator that it has dropped as much as it is able to given the current level of social interaction still in place? What evidence suggests that this is expected to drop further as a result of further periods of lockdown, and at what stage would a continued plateau be deemed a new baseline with further lockdowns having no impact?
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