Citing low mortality rates, British health authorities have downgraded the threat level of the COVID19 Communist Chinese virus, which is no longer considered a “high consequence infectious disease” (HCID).
Despite the important ruling, the United Kingdom continues to be on national lock down by order of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Police are enforcing the order.
“I urge you, at this moment of national emergency, to stay at home, protect our [National Health Service] NHS, and save lives,” Johnson said.
According to Gov.UK, the government’s official website, the decision to downgrade the Coronavirus was made on March 19 by the United Kingdom’s 4 nations public health HCID group.
The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) agreed that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID, which has important legal consequences.
“This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak,” the government said.
“Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria,” it continued.
The government group concluded: “They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.”
Authorities said there was still a need for a “national, coordinated response.” But it said the government was taking care of that.
Like in the United States, the government’s response has crushed the economy, collapsing stock prices and businesses nationwide as the ranks of the unemployed surge.
Critics of the response have blasted it as a draconian assault on fundamental liberties based on establishment media-driven fear-mongering.
The U.K. lock-down is set to be re-assessed in three weeks, the prime minister said.
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can you link the source so that nay says don’t think its fake news?
The link is right in the article. Here it is again just in case it was hard to see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid
The Uk government has been remiss from the start about this coronavirus.If somebody like me was aware of the impending doom in late dec,jan then I am sure the medics must have known as well.No masks,few ventilators and an almost arrogant dismissal of WHO advice should enable people who are left alive to sue them.They just cannot be bothered,even to hand out some malaria pills which cost about 12 p each to make but which have saved many lives elsewhere.Instead we are being subject to greater indignities and stockpiling than we did during ww2,a war I lived through,being now 83.When I was a kid this was a marvellous country,particularly during hard times but now,like the USA,we do not appear to be governed by those we elect but by corporate intelligence and nothing is going to stop the rot
The Directives of State Governors concerning the corona virus illustrates the reality that “We the People” are willing to abdicate our sovereignty and inalienable rights to officials who, supposedly, serve us. Essentially, Governors have assumed total power and are extracting blind obedience to their edicts. The Declaration of Independence was a statement of political principles, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident: that all Men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the Governed . . . . “. The Constitution enumerated the limited and delegated authority of government officials. Governors have abused their limited power and authority. Per the Declaration of Independence, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government”. “We the People” have a duty to remove dictatorial Legislators, Executives and Judges from office. Take Back America!