Managed spread

This whole process was set up to prevent the impact over whelming hospitals, especially during the winter season where demand is higher. Does it therefore not suggest that during the summer we want a higher infection - apart from those in high risk groups. Therefore -
1. Maintain support for high risk groups and focus resource to support them in lockdown. It is these groups which would impact healthcare most.
2 orderly relaxation of other controls for wider population - recognising spread would impact but most not severely.
3. Herd immunity therefore more likely before the next winter and ahead of vaccine.
4. Economic impacts remain but mitigated by starting the economy again. Economic support to be focussed on those in high risk groups that remain in a lock down.

Why the contribution is important

Unless the economy is restarted the impact will be greater and for longer than near term Impacts of the virus.

by NDM on May 05, 2020 at 04:03PM

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  • Posted by Shep May 05, 2020 at 22:36

    In conjunction with TTI, this would allow a relatively quick economic recovery while protecting those most vulnerable.
  • Posted by NatalieM May 06, 2020 at 23:01

    I cannot understand why this kind of policy has not already been implemented. It's similar to the proposal that Dr David L Katz put forward in the New York Times a couple of months ago. Trying to "suppress" a virus just seems bizarre, especially in the light of recent research into the microbiome. Keeping healthy people indoors and apart from each other for long periods almost guarantees a second surge once lockdown is lifted.
  • Posted by Blythe2 May 07, 2020 at 14:30

    Agree very much with post & following comments
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