‘The Independent’: UK planned to fight coronavirus outbreak 15 years ago, but ‘lost’
6 before 2021 02:07 GMT
Adopting that plan in 2020 “could have saved thousands of lives”, according to a former British government adviser.
The government of the United Kingdom prepared in 2005 A project to tackle a coronavirus outbreak, but an apparently ‘lost’ plan was never implemented, reveals British newspaper ‘The Independent’.
The document, which disappeared shortly after it was prepared by the British Department of Health, was intended to address potential outbreaks of the disease. severe acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
In particular, the proposed plan build infrastructure For testing, store equipment Personal Protection, Introduction travel and isolation restrictions, Display contact test You Limit super promotional events.
Adopting such a plan during the Kovid-19 pandemic, according to a former adviser to the British government cited by the newspaper “Thousands of lives would have been saved”.
Although SARS, which affected several countries in 2002 and 2003, is not the same as COVID-19, both belong to and protect against the coronavirus subfamily. Similarities in their transmission routes.
- In the early stages of the pandemic, the UK opted for a strategy get herd immunity, without applying the relevant restrictions. Following this, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that delaying the first lockdown was a mistake, which cost him lost week in country.
- As of this Thursday, they have registered a total of 5.982.581 Cases of Kovid-19 across the country.
- The apparent ‘loss’ of the project does not represent the only case of official documentation being lost by the British government. Last June, they were found at a bus stop in Kent (England). Classified documents from the British Ministry of Defense About its destroyer HMS Defender, which breached the Russian border in the Black Sea on 23 June.
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