Since the start of the second lockdown, hundreds of my constituents have gotten in touch to ask about the science behind Covid-19 and the new lockdown restrictions. So last week, I put these questions to Sheffield University public health expert Dr Andrew Lee. Watch the videos below to hear what he had to say!
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱–𝟭𝟵 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗹𝘂?
Why are we seeing this second peak and what caused it?
What are your top tips for stopping the spread of the virus?
Should all hospital and community carers be wearing FFP3 (a kind of mask) & eye protection?
Should we be worried about a spike when students return home in December or have we learnt lessons?
Are playgrounds open during this lockdown because they are less risky than we previously thought?
Post lockdown, do you think going back to the tier system is best? And was the 10pm curfew worth it?
What data and official figures should we be looking at to track the virus?
Are the tests used to compile official statistics reliable?
How confident are you that mass testing, such as that being trialed in Liverpool, is going to work?
Should the UK be measuring people’s temperatures before they go into supermarkets and hospitals?
How likely do you think it is that the vaccine will work and how will it be rolled out?