The new coronavirus may already have infected far more people in the UK than scientists had previously estimated — perhaps as much as half the population… (research paper here)
…fewer than one in a thousand of those infected with Covid-19 become ill enough to need hospital treatment…The vast majority develop very mild symptoms or none at all.
…I am surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model.
If the findings are confirmed by testing, then the current restrictions could be removed much sooner than ministers have indicated.
Sunetra Gupta (born 1965) is Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford with an interest in infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, HIV, influenza and bacterial meningitis.
She is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award.