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Coronavirus UK: 85k second wave deaths in SAGE 'worst case scenario'

Added 10-29-20 12:36:02am EST - “The new 'worst case' scenario came in a leaked Sage committee paper as government-commissioned research claimed nearly one million in England are currently infected.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “New leaked SAGE scenario predicts 85,000 deaths from second wave”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Scientists increased pressure for a tougher national lockdown last night amid suggestions that up to 85,000 could die in a second wave of coronavirus.

The new 'worst case' scenario came in a leaked Sage committee paper as government-commissioned research claimed nearly one million in England are currently infected. 

The study warned the country was at a 'critical stage' in the second wave and urgent action was needed to get the R number below one.

Boris Johnson is under growing pressure from scientists for a national 'circuit breaker' lockdown or a return to the kind of restrictions the country faced in spring. 

The newly-revealed document claims that late February next year would see deaths peak at around 800 a day, with the potential for 25,000 in hospital at the worst part of the peak and as many as 5,000 in intensive care in England by March, The Spectator reported.

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