Covid-1 can now be localized in some parts of the country, connecting severely deprived, poor housing and large BAM communities, according to a top-secret analysis by the public. Health England.
This document was leaked on Inspector, And marked “officially sensitive”, indicating that the national lockdown in these parts of the north of England had little effect in reducing the level of infection, and is now firmly established in such communities.
This analysis, prepared for local government leaders and health experts, is particularly relevant in the Northwest, where a number of local lockdowns have recently been put in place following a number of spikes. But it does suggest that the lessons can be applied nationally. Based on a detailed analysis of the number of cases in different local areas, the study makes links between the highest concentrations and deprivations of Kovid-19, poor and overcrowded housing, and issues of ethnicity.
With data produced over the past few weeks and up to gust, he states: “Overall analysis indicates that Bolton, Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale have never left the epidemic phase – and 10 of them [of Greater Manchester] Are currently experiencing an epidemic phase. ”
The five most affected areas are currently all in the northwest. Last week there were 98.1 cases per 100,000 people on Bolton, including 63.2 in Bradford, 56.8 in Blackburn and Darwin, 53.6 in Oldham and 46.7 in Salford. Compared to Milton Keynes, it was 5.9 per 100,000, and it was 5.2 in Kent and 3.2 in Southampton.
Comparing other English regions, the study says: “Each region experienced its own epidemic journey along the North Peak and later N.W. [north-west], Y&H [Yorkshire and Humber] And EM [East Midlands] Failure to return to the nearest zero covid status even during lockdown, in contrast to other regions such as being able to return to the nearest covid state. ”
Under the heading marked “Discussion,” it also questions why anyone should expect fresh local lockdowns in these areas now: “If we accept the premise that the infection is now local in some areas – how can this change our strategy?” If these areas did not get close to zero-covid during the entire lockdown, how realistic is it that we can expect the current restriction to increase? “
Comments between Public Health England and the government suggest a strategy to deal with local epidemics as a potential second wave of Covid-1 of.
Last night, Gabriel Scaley, a professor of public health at the University of Bristol and a member of the Independent Sage Committee, described the findings of the leaked report as “extremely worrying”. Inspector.
“The only way forward is to create a system that provides better, more locally tailored feedback,” Scaley said. “There is currently no integrated search, testing, trace, isolation and support system. Data on housing is extraordinarily important. Crowded homes are part of public health history. Housing Conditions are very important and have always been, whether it is for cholera or tuberculosis or Covid-19.
“It’s very important for someone with an active infection to do something about the state of the housing and it’s not something that can be operated hundreds of miles away by a call center run by a commercial company.”
Scale said it was also crucial to help keep people apart by providing financial support: “If you’re on a zero-hour contract, taking two weeks off is not an option for people.”
Matthew Ashton, Liverpool City Council’s director of public health, commented on the study: “This report shows a strong link between our most deprived areas, our two communities and poor housing communities, and how the virus can spread locally. I totally agree with that. But I think it’s more complicated that there are different types of outbreaks and different types of ways in which the virus can become a local disease, such as opening a night-time economy and young people getting the virus vaguely and then passing it on. ”
Last night, amid constant confusion over quarantining rules when returning to the UK, Labor called for a “quick review” to restore public confidence. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Labor is urging the government to consider introducing “a strong test regime at airports” that could help reduce the need for a 14-day quarantine safely.
There have been more than 340,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK so far, and more than 40,000 people have died, according to government figures.
Local lockdowns are now being implemented or relieved in response to increased nationwide. Norfolk, Rosendale and Northampton recently saw the addition as “enhanced support areas”, meaning the government would work with local authorities to provide additional resources – such as testing or contact tracing – to help bring down infection numbers.
Improving Sherwood in Netting and Nottinghamshire, Slope and Wakefield in Berkshire. West Yorkshire, meaning they have been removed from the watch list. Sanctions have already been eased in parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
In Scotland, visits to other homes were re-imposed this week in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Ranfrushire.
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