The British government has flatly rejected a call from thousands of scientists and medics, known as the Great Barrington group, calling for an end to lockdown measures.
Downing Street says that the groups argument rests on an “unproven assumption” that it would be possible to protect the most vulnerable.
The Independent reports: The controversial Great Barrington Declaration, which has been signed by more than 7,000 scientists and medics worldwide, calls for a new strategy of allowing younger people to go about their lives as normal while offering “focused protection” to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions who are most at risk from coronavirus.
It has won the support of UK scientists including Professor Karol Sikora, and Tory backbencher Steve Baker has urged MPs to offer it their backing, in a direct challenge to the government’s strategy.
But Boris Johnson’s official spokesman today…
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