A British scientist who is leading the fight against coronavirus has admitted last night that predictions of 400,000 UK deaths are ‘not absurd’.
When asked about the killer coronavirus, which is causing increasing alarm all over the country, Professor Neil Ferguson, of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, said ‘this is the one I’m scared of’. He said though he was not predicting 400,000 deaths, the figure ‘is possible’.
According to a research 60 per cent of Britons could be affected by the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19.
Professor Ferguson warned that one per cent of people who get infected might die.
As reported by the Daily Mail, government is working on the assumption that half of the population will be infected with the virus, which could reach every part of Britain within months.
Globally more than 1500 died of coronavirus while over 66,000 are infected from it.