Coronavirus lockdown should be alleviated because it “harms our health,” says Sir Jeremy Farrar | New


The lockdown should be eased in a few weeks because of “the damage it does to all of our health,” said one of the government’s science advisers today.

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and a member of the government’s Scientific Emergency Advisory Group, warned that “the lock-up cannot last longer”.

“The damage it does to our health, well-being, and mental health of course disproportionately affects the most vulnerable,” Sir Jeremy told Sky’s. Sophy Ridge Sunday. “I hope we will get there in three or four weeks because it is clear that the lock-up cannot last longer. “

Sir Jeremy warned that although the UK has passed the peak of the epidemic, the transmission of


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