15 Jul 2021

Covid-19: Doctors not backing UK plan

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 15 July 2021

In the UK more than 1200 experts and doctors have spoken out against the government's plan to allow Covid-19 cases to increase, which they say borders on "criminal".

Britain's daily deaths has hit a three-month high, and most Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on Monday - dubbed 'Freedom Day' - in the hopes of achieving herd immunity.

One of the leading groups against the measures is the Independent Sage - a group of scientists providing independent advice on how to minimise deaths and support Britain's recovery from the pandemic.

Kim Hill spoke to Dr Gabriel Scally, a visiting professor of public health at the University of Bristol and a member of the Independent Sage committee.