Beth Rigby (@BethRigby )

Beth Rigby

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iPhone : Opinium poll:
Tory lead from 12 points to 4 points in a week
Lowest lead in nine months and largest weekly drop Opinium has recorded since 2017 twitter.com/jamesenders/st…

iPhone : Listen for yourself. JVT asked should people in authority obey the rules?

“I’m quite happy to answer. In my opinion the rules are clear & they have always been clear. In my opinion they are there for the benefit of all & in my opinion they apply to all”

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iPhone : Listen for yourself. JVT asked should people in authority obey the rules?

“I’m quite happy to answer. In my opinion the rules are clear & they have always been clear. In my opinion they are there for the benefit of all & in my opinion they apply to all”

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iPhone : Toby Helm: Asks Dowden Q on Cummings & then to JVT: Should people in authority obey the rules?

JVT: I’m quite happy to answer. In my opinion the rules are clear & they have always been clear. In my opinion they are there for the benefit of all & in my opinion they apply to all

iPhone : Shutdown: The Virus that Changed the World. Watch it on Sky Documentaries Jun 2 at 9pm

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iPhone : Epidemiologist and SAGE member Professor John Edmunds says it is risky to ease lockdown at this stage as the R rate is only just below one leaving not a lot of room for manoeuvre and that England alone is still seeing 8,000 new infections a day.

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iPhone : SAGE adviser Prof John Edmunds tells @skynewssam on easing lockdown: It's frustating - govt pretending it's us making this decision, that's not the case. #Covid19 @skynews

iPhone : Thread below on released SAGE minutes from Jan-March. Shows that advice was to treat it like flu, unstoppable, & aim to stay within NHS capacity as it spread. Assumed coronavirus could not be contained- by China or any other country. twitter.com/devisridhar/st…

iPhone : This is a big deal. Another Sage member, the highly respected director of the Wellcome Trust also openly disagreeing with decision to lift lockdown. Trace & trace must be ‘fully working’. Infection rates lower. *And trusted* twitter.com/jeremyfarrar/s…

iPhone : If you want to read more. Here is full story on Professor Edmunds’ remarks via Rowland Manthorpe

Coronavirus: Scientist who advises government warns lockdown being eased too soon
news.sky.com/story/coronavi…