I think this is an important development:
This is hugely important. SAGE members rebelling & speaking out: too early to lift lockdown. The â€˜clear science adviceâ€™ is being ignored by the government. This is so critical. We cannot & should not trust the govt & we need clear independent alternative leadership https://t.co/fvlA9nhvxb
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) May 29, 2020
The scientists have had enough of standing beside the government. They’re now saying that the government is not following their advice.
The genie is out of their bag. They think that the scientific evidence suggests that lockdown is being released too early in the UK, just as we went into it too late.
And they’re very clearly passing the buck. They’re saying the excess deaths will not be their responsibility. The decision to unlock is political. The politicians will have to accept the responsibility for it.
My instincts are that they are right, based on what I read and hear.
This could, like so much else happening now, have horrid consequences.
There is more on this story in the Guardianon this story in the Guardian.