The British Medical Association and the Royal College of CPs issued a statement this weekend insisting a person’s age should not determine whether they are at high risk or not. Under current NHS plan, those aged over 70 are deemed as being at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The two groups however have stated a blanket ban on any section of the population would be unacceptable.
Alison Mably said: “Why are the old despised in UK?
“I remember as a child we respected our elders.
“Narcissistic society Is what we live in all about being young.”
Jacki Page added: “Most of us elderly do not need a blanket ban to have the sense to keep ourselves safe, it’s the younger ones who think invincible and don’t care who they might infect the Government need to worry about.
Although the NHS has labelled those over 70 as at risk, Health Secretary said there was no current blanket ban the age group.
Speaking today, Minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove revealed Boris Johnson will announce plans to take the UK out of the lockdown next week.
It is unclear which measures may be lifted but Mr Gove insisted the departure from the lockdown would be a phased process.
Referencing First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon’s previous comments he warned any approach would not be like “flicking a switch”.
He said: “A phased approach is one which allows us to monitor the impact that those changes are having on public health.
“And – if necessary, in a specific and localised way – that means that we can pause or even reintroduce those restrictions that might be required in order to deal with localised outbreaks.”
At the time of writing, the UK has registered 186,599 cases with 28,446 deaths.
Published at Sun, 03 May 2020 21:49:00 +0000