The British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Health Service Journal (HSJ) have joined forces to appeal to the government not to relax corona measures around Christmas.
Relieving the measures could result in many deaths, according to BMJ and HSJ.
“We think the government is going to make a big blunder that will cost a lot of lives. Instead of relaxing measures as planned, the UK should follow the example of Germany and the Netherlands and introduce stricter measures,” the magazines write in a rare statement joint article.
The UK government is considering allowing people from three households to visit each other. On Wednesday it will be discussed in the cabinet. The medical magazines think that there is so much chance of contamination among themselves.
“With the number of new patients rapidly rising again and a third wave unavoidable, the NHS national health service has to make a tough choice: be overwhelmed or cut non-urgent care,” the magazines said.
In some parts of the United Kingdom, including London, stricter measures will apply this week to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.