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We want to see the lockdown end but we need lifesaving mitigation in place. We still need sick pay, local contact tracing, continued mask wearing, ventilation and support for children to prevent serious illness. the disease burden associated with a larger peak during the summer would likely be less than one during the winter.
Even though case numbers are rising quite rapidly at present, possibly as a consequence of celebrations around the Euros [ soccer tournament ], I still think it would be safer to lift restrictions now than in the autumn. The disease burden associated with a larger peak during the summer would likely be less than one during the winter, of course we have seen new issues appear during the course of this epidemic and so no one can be certain of the challenges over coming months, but we will eventually come into an equilibrium with this virus as we have with all the other endemic respiratory infections.
The report from Hong Kong of a re-infection in a man by COVID-19 that was genetically different from the first infection should not be too surprising. It is, however, important that this is documented, of particular note was that the case was a young and otherwise healthy person and that the second infection was diagnosed 4.5 months after the initial episode.