Coronavirus is 'ALREADY pandemic' and 'almost impossible to eradicate' says expert
THOUSANDS of Brits face mass coronavirus testing at GP surgeries as officials prepare for a worst-case scenario that could see 500,000 die.
Ministers are now considering the assumption that more than 50 million people in the UK could catch the killer bug.
A memo seen by The Sun states that the “reasonable worst case” involves “up to 80 per cent of the population being infected”.
Public Health England now plans to test thousands of patients with flu-like symptoms via 11 hospitals and 100 GP practices to see if the virus has spread into the population.
Professor Jonathan Ball is a molecular virologist at Nottingham University.
He believes COVID 19 has already reached pandemic levels and will now be ‘almost impossible to eradicate’.
We asked him what the government’s ‘worst case scenario’ would mean for Brits.
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