UK Rethinks 'Herd Immunity' Strategy Over Prospect Of 250,000 DeathsChris Menahan
Mar. 16, 2020
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson abandoned his government's plan to allow the coronavirus to pass through their entire population in the name of "achieving herd immunity" after new models reportedly showed as many as 250,000 people could die.
From Buzzfeed, "The UK Only Realised 'In The Last Few Days' That Its Coronavirus Strategy Would 'Likely Result In Hundreds of Thousands of Deaths'":
The UK only realised "in the last few days" that attempts to "mitigate" the impact of the coronavirus pandemic would not work, and that it needed to shift to a strategy to "suppress" the outbreak, according to a report by a team of experts who have been advising the government.They're going to adopt a more aggressive strategy but unfortunately -- just as with our "nationalist" president here in America -- Boris Johnson wasted months by leaving the borders wide open in the name of GDP First (inter)nationalism.
I guess they saw the stock market imploding and figured ignoring the problem wasn't going to work.
The Netherlands, on the other hand, is still forging onward:
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