The government said that until 9 a.m. on Sunday, he was there Another 12,872 laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, Although the number is likely to tilt lower due to the late reporting at the end of the week.

According to the worst case scenario, there could have been over 40,000 confirmed cases. Daily infections should increase by another 37,128 from Sunday’s total to 50,000 by Wednesday, October 13, the model suggested.

But prominent scientists said the fact that the contagion had not reached the worst-case scenario was a sign that the government’s interventions were helping to stop the spread of the virus.

The government said Another 65 people were killed In 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, it is less than a third of the total expected by mid-October in the worst-case scenario.

Experts accused the officials of trying to “terrorize people” into admission New closing restrictions To contain the virus.

Professor Carol Sikora, former Director of the World Health Organization, suggested,Unbelievable“The infographic damaged the public’s confidence in the government and said,“ If you try to scare people with the worst case scenario, it will not work. Instead, they think the whole thing is ridiculous and lose confidence in everything else that you say.

“I can’t see any value in this graph at all. The higher the test, the more cases found – and of course testing has been prioritized in areas with higher infection rates. We need a reasonable discussion of the risks posed by the coronavirus, not doomsday scenarios based on Quaking science. “

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It later emerged that the government’s suggestion that infections double every seven days (one of the scenarios illustrated below) was largely based on studies with only a few hundred cases rather than extensive testing data.