a reply to: coop039
The first link half worked for me
The the first part of the link is good news -
"As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK."
Begs the question though what's is the definition of a 'HCID'?
Well, according to the definition (copied below and towards the bottom of the link) up until 19th March (a week ago) officially we thought we were
looking at a disease with a high mortality rate and no cure, on a par with Ebola or Lassa fever.
Good to know the Good Doctors changed thier minds!
Even better to know other experts set up within a few days of the down grade a 4,000 bed field hospital with a couple of morgues attached, in
I really don't know what to think, though case of another 'Good Doctor', a Dr Kelly, comes to mind.
"Definition of HCID
In the UK, a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) is defined according to the following criteria:
acute infectious disease
typically has a high case-fatality rate
may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment
often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly
ability to spread in the community and within healthcare settings
requires an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely"