Sports events 'shut down too late to save lives'
A leading scientist criticises the staging of the Cheltenham Festival and a Liverpool Champions; League tie.
The Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid in March “caused increased suffering and death", according to the scientist leading the UK's largest Covid-19 tracking project.
BBC News (UK)
Two major sporting events held in the UK in March "caused increased suffering and death", the scientist leading the UK's largest Covid-19 tracking project concludes
Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death' New study: ‘people will have probably died prematurely’ because of decision to allow Cheltenham Festival I’m incandescent that irresponsible government policy caused deaths in my community
Justin Madders MP
When the Cummings saga ends there really needs to be accountability for these decisions
A scientist leading the UK's largest #COVID19 tracking says two major sporting events "caused increased suffering and death". More here 👉
BBC File On 4
‘I think it was incomprehensible that the Madrid supporters had been allowed to travel to Liverpool to attend the match’ – former regional public health director
BBC News - Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'
2 reports on 1918 flu pdm suggested banning such events prevented excess deaths but evidence was low quality. But did mechanistic considerations w/ modelling really suggest these events were low risk? Did SAGE consider the penalty of making wrong calls?
continuing debate about the role of large sporting events
reminder also of this recent article:suggesting “biggest change point” in altering course of epidemic in Germany was shutting down large events
Alternative headline - Handshake Johnson killed people with his fireside chat with Jenny Harries
Sir Chris Ham
let's learn from this as the lockdown is relaxed
Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'
#Coronavirus: UK sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death' Data gathered from millions of volunteers found coronavirus "hotspots" shortly after the #CheltenhamFestival and Liverpool's #ChampionsLeague match against Atletico Madrid
Professor Mark Maslin
Government to slow with Coronavirus: Sports events in March 'caused increased suffering and death'
John Van Reenen
Boris Johnson's casual attitude to #Coronavirus and his support of March Sports events in UK 'caused increased suffering and death'