COVID-19 no longer on the high consequence infectious disease list

Coronavirus COVID-19 has been taken of the high consequence infectious diseases list as of 19 March 2020.

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A statement on the UK government website clearly says:

“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID.

This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak.

Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria.

They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.”

The criteria for a HCID is:

  • acute infectious disease
  • typically has a high case-fatality rate
  • may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment
  • often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly
  • ability to spread in the community and within healthcare settings
  • requires an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely

The HCID has passed over COVID-19 to the UK government who have as we all know has all but locked down the country.

The official source of information can be seen  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid

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COVID-19 is no longer infectious! it is off the list so where do we go from here? could this be the reason why their is so much confusion? well now with this information it is actually good news! and as we have always said “National Media and the government have only programmed fear into the UK public.”

However we still suggest to go with government guidelines as although it is off the infectious diseases list it could still cause problems with your health, for example and its real more people died of seasonal flu last year in the UK  than COVID-19, if you are older or have a weakened immune system and you get the flu it could result in big problems mostly to do with lung issues.

Older people and those with a weakened immune system will have been in fear watching the big news channels in the UK and reading the utter nonsense from some newspapers, scaring people causes stress this will weaken the immune system which is unhelpful to these people.

We do not want to cause further chaos, and suggest even now for people to stick to the governments guidelines, but we cannot understand why the government continues to believe this virus is infectious when it is not according to what we have found.

The country is in a mess, people need to get back to work, everything needs to start again before it is too late, with the information above, surely now this can happen since COVID-19 is no longer infectious.



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