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Boris Johnson on reopening amid a giant COVID wave

Boris Johnson on reopening amid a giant COVID wave

Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson wondered whether daily cases might soon reach 200,000, the equivalent of a million a day here, which we’ve never approached.Is 200,000 the upper bound?If cases surge from 50,000 to 200,000, as Ferguson fears, it’s possible that the number needing ER care will approach or exceed that even though the number will be a much smaller percentage of the population of infected people than was the case this past winter.Here’s how Johnson was rewarded for his patience: The UK recorded more than 54,000 cases yesterday, among its worst days of the pandemic and tantamount to 270,000 cases per capita in the U.

Granted, cases are off the charts, but cases are happening mostly in healthy young unvaccinated people or vaccinated older people, producing a lot of mild infections in both groups but few deaths: The last time the UK recorded more than 50,000 cases per day was January 15.27/n — Will Hoenig (@WilliamBHoenig) July 17, 2021 In a sense, I admire Boris Johnson and Chris Whitty for being pretty honest with their people about this reality.

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