Title Could a third wave of Covid be more serious than UK’s first two? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Guardian Media type Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/06/21 Description Prof Graeme Ackland, of the University of Edinburgh, whose team has verified the Imperial College Covid models, said his calculations suggest the R number is currently far above 1 in all areas of Britain.
“I think what is likely to happen is there will be a third wave of cases that will be just as big as the second wave,” he said, adding he did not think that would translate into hospitalisations and deaths on a par with, or exceeding, the second wave. “But I say that with a very high level of uncertainty,” he said. “There will still be a sizeable peak.”
Producer/Author Nicola Davis Persons Graeme Ackland