Over-50s lockdown fury as pensioner lashes out at ‘nanny state’ plot to ‘control’ adults

Over-50s lockdown fury as pensioner lashes out at ‘nanny state’ plot to ‘control’ adults

Peter continued: “You get three scientists and you get five opinions so I’m totally and utterly against it.

“Right now, I’m ready to go out for my daily walk, which will be between two and four miles, and include height and downs.”

Host Jeremy Vine pointed out: “In the end, you and I aren’t scientists so it’s difficult for us to have a view here.”

Channel 5 medical expert Dr Sarah Jarvis warned Peter that the evidence to support this measure was “absolutely clear”.

The new Warwick paper suggests the safest way out of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown is social distancing combined with a “rolling age-release strategy”.

This would allow younger and less vulnerable people out earlier.

It also recommends fines for over-50s if they cannot prove their age when out and about.

The strategy is based on widely-reported data showing older age groups are at much greater risk of death if they contract the virus.

Fatalities among 50-year-olds are 20 times greater than those among 20-year-olds.

Published at Fri, 01 May 2020 11:13:00 +0000