Scientist and Professor John Edmunds regrets that the delay on implementing lockdown measures essentially cost the nation a lot of lives. The lack of urgency from government officials to initiate the lockdown has been continuously criticized by political and public figures.
The coronavirus pandemic grew to an exceedingly terrifying degree, in March of this year when nations across the globe began reporting an increase in numbers of infections for the virus, almost daily with the UK being one of the most potent cases and is still experiencing an immense amount of loss due to the pandemic.
The scientist spoke about the delay in implementing lockdown measures and stated that “we should’ve gone into lockdown earlier” as this would have probably prevented the extreme devastation in which the nation is experiencing now with a death toll of over 40,000 as of last week.
This urgency to race against the overly expanding coronavirus outbreak was only met by the implementing of lockdown extremes by the end of March, meaning that the government allowed for the virus to permeate around the UK for one solid month before acting against it.
Professor John Edmunds however, did admit that the virus was not as prevalent in the beginning of March and therefore was not seen as an immediate threat, this is of course one of the biggest regrets from politicians considering the lives that have been lost due to the pandemic.
Despite critique on the lack of urgency from political figures, the government have been working closely with the data provided by scientists to find ways in which lockdown measures may be lifted and not detrimental to more lives, as this is the most concerning aspect that needs to be taken into account before lifting lockdown extremes.