Has the government lost control?

The COVID diares – 156 6th September

With the UK today recording almost 3,000 people as testing positive for Covid-19 there is growing concern the government has lost control of the epidemic just as people are returning to work and universities prepare to reopen.

Today’s figure is a 50% increase in a single day and the highest daily total since May.

 “They’ve lost control of the virus,” said Prof Gabriel Scally, a former NHS regional director of public health for the south-west. “It’s no longer small outbreaks they can stamp on. It’s become endemic in our poorest communities and this is the result. It’s extraordinarily worrying when schools are opening and universities are going to be going back.”