Prof Neil Ferguson sounds warning as remaining lockdown restrictions are due to be lifted 21 June
The Delta variant of coronavirus, first discovered in India, is anywhere between 30% to 100% more transmissible than the previously dominant Alpha (or Kent) variant, according to Prof Neil Ferguson, whose Covid modelling was key to the UK’s first lockdown.
Ferguson is a leading epidemiologist at Imperial College London who advised the government at the beginning of the pandemic.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We’re certainly getting more data. Unfortunately, the news is not as positive as I would like in any respect about the Delta variant. The best estimate at the moment is this variant maybe 60% more transmissible than the Alpha [Kent] variant.
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