Not have understood it: British Prime Minister Johnson admits error in corona crisis

On the first anniversary of his taking office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stood on Friday error in the handling of the Coronavirus pandemic in. "

Not have understood it: British Prime Minister Johnson admits error in corona crisis

On the first anniversary of his taking office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stood on Friday error in the handling of the Coronavirus pandemic in. "We have not understood (the Virus) in the first weeks and months in the way we would have done gladly," said the conservative politician, in an interview with the BBC. Especially the extent of Transmission by people who showed no symptoms, had been underestimated.

On the question of whether the Lockdown and other measures to contain the Virus had come in the country too late, answered Johnson's evasive. It is a matter of "open questions" among scientists, the Premier said.

half of the deaths might have been avoided

The epidemiologist and former government adviser Neil Ferguson from Imperial College, had recently said that at least half of the more than 45.500 deaths in the UK would have prevented be can, would be the Lockdown in March, a week earlier, which was the first. The government had initially set on the concept of a so-called herd immunity and it was only comparatively late draws. The UK is considered to be the most difficult of the pandemic-affected country in Europe.

Also the mass Release of patients from hospitals into nursing homes without pre-tested, applies to experts as a massive error that should have cost thousands of lives. The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson focused on the Expansion of capacity for intensive care beds. In addition to lack of testing, many homes have had Reports of difficulties to get protective equipment.

There is even reason to believe that the pandemic in the UK, many people that have never been tested for the Coronavirus. Figures of the statistics according to the authorities, in the meantime, nearly 55,000 deaths were recorded in cases in which the lung disease Covid-19 on the death certificate was mentioned. The so-called excess mortality for the period of the pandemic is the calculations of the "Financial Times", according to over 65,000. With excess mortality the difference between the number of deaths this year, and the average of the past five years is meant.

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Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 04:27

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