SIR – It’s time to trust the common sense of the public and end this morale-sapping lockdown.
The Government should certainly stop deferring to “the science”, which simply means a highly risk-averse approach. In the past week we have also had the unedifying spectacle of politicians and scientists hiding behind each other. The former claim to be “following the science”, while the latter say these are “matters for politicians”.
Instead, the Government should find its political mojo, look at the wealth of international data on Covid-19 and take a more pragmatic view. This is vital if our country and its economy are to get moving again.
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
SIR – You report the view of Professor Michael Levitt, a Nobel Prize winner, that the lockdown has been “a waste of time”.
It appears that his prediction of deaths in Britain has been significantly more accurate than that