Boris Johnson “made up other options” when he warned that June 21 was “stupid” to lift the blockade
Experts call the decision to lift the blockade on June 21 a “difficult decision”
Dr. Mike Tildesley, a member of the Pandemic Influenza Scientific Modeling Group (Spi-M) Government Advisory Panel, said that the government “difficult to call” for the restrictions to be relaxed on June 21.
He told Time Radio: “It’s difficult. I will be very annoying and take a wait-and-see attitude about this, because I don’t think this is our duty as an epidemiologist.
“I think the difficulties we face, the difficult situation the government faces are of course that if you delay, then of course you will get a smaller follow-up wave.
“I mean this is true of any control policy-if you keep them longer, then it will reduce the number of cases. But of course, if you delay, we know that this will have a negative impact on businesses, people’s livelihoods, etc. .
“So this is a difficult decision they have to make. All we can do is gather as much evidence as possible and say that if you relax on June 21, this is what we expect to happen if you postpone it by two weeks or Four weeks and so on, so they have all the evidence to make a decision.”