A leading epidemiologist behind the report, which prompted the British government to strengthen the response of the coronavirus fell ill with fever and entered into quarantine, he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Sigh. Developed a slight but persistent dry cough yesterday and self isolated even though I felt fine. Then developed high fever at 4am today. There is a lot of COVID-19 in Westminster.
— neil_ferguson (@neil_ferguson) March 18, 2020
Scientist Neil Ferguson and colleagues from Imperial College London warned that the uncontrolled spread of this disease can result in 510 000 deaths in the UK. Using mathematical modeling, the report also predicted that the virus will overwhelm hospitals and that the governments will have no choice but to impose a block policy companies.
American officials said that the report, which projected to 2.2 million deaths in the United States from such distribution, also had an impact on White house to strengthen its measures to isolate members of the public.
“In Westminster many Covid-19“, — he wrote. According to Public Health England on Wednesday, in this area of London has recorded 58 cases.
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