Minutes for 8 October SAGE meeting

Tighter Covid restrictions were being urged by SAGE, the government’s committee of scientific advisers. The meeting was held on 8 October, and minutes have just been released. In spite of its calls for greater transparency, the ‘worst-case scenario’ it refers to remains confidential. The Spectator has published the July 30 draft of this scenario this

Covid in winter 2020, a worst-case scenario

In pandemics, UK governments plan their response based on an unpublished ‘worst-case scenario’. Below, we are publishing Sage’s classified report for the winter of 2020. It’s intended not as a prediction, but an example of how bad things might get and what HM Government should prepare for. It was published in July 30 and envisaged