GMB’s Dr Hilary states that ‘we must learn to live and to die with Covid’ in the event of lifting restrictions


Good Morning Britain’s Hilary Jones, a doctor, urged caution about the abandonment of self-isolation rules, even with a positive Covid Test, following suggestions that this would be allowed to proceed

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Dr Hilary replies to Plan B’s end with Covid-19

Good Morning Britain was told by Dr Hilary Jones that we will. “have to learn to live and die”Covid-19 as he stated that he was open to talks about ending all restrictions “make no sense”To him.

GMB doctor shared his concern with others in the healthcare field as well as teachers about possible elimination of all coronavirus restrictions in England.

Although Plan B restrictions will be lifted soon, it is possible that all measures could be eliminated in the next few months.

Boris Johnson, the Boris Johnson spokesperson, confirmed Wednesday that the law requiring self-isolation if you have coronavirus will be repealed in the coming weeks.

The Prime Minister stated: “On Monday we reduced the isolation period to five full days with two negative tests.

“Soon, we will be able to eliminate the legal obligation to self-isolate. This is similar to how we don’t have legal obligations to isolate people with flu.”

He added: “As Covid becomes more widespread, legal requirements will be replaced by advice and guidance. We need to remind people infected with the virus that they should be considerate and careful.

“The self-isolation regulations expire on March 24, at which point I very much expect not to renew them.”

Now Dr Hilary has raised his concerns about this and agreed to share it with him “too much too soon”.

When he spoke out about ending self-isolation for positive Covid cases, the speaker warned of the possible consequences “learn to live and die”The virus.

He said this to hosts Susanna Reid & Ben Shephard “We are seeing younger and younger people affected by Covid-19, Omicron as well as Delta and other variants across the board, the threat is still there. We are not out of the woods yet.”

Ben mentioned the lifting restrictions because Dr Hilary and I shared a common concern.

He revealed: “This is a worry to many, many people, it’s not just me who thinks it’s too much too soon.

“Teachers, N HS providers, Royal College of Nursing, Unison, they’re all very concerned that taking away all restrictions suddenly despite the data is too much too soon.

“Hospitals will be happy, but hospitals will be scared. It’s that simple.”

Susanna revealed the proposed end to restrictions and when they will be removed, before revealing that in March self-isolation rules will likely be ditched, even for those who test positive.

She asked: “That’s going to lead to more infections, isn’t that?”

Hilary responded: “It is likely to increase transmission greatly if you don’t self-isolate despite having Covid. You are spreading the virus into the community.

“Despite vaccination there will be a lot of people who still don’t have immunity, or who the vaccination hasn’t been effective.”

Ben wanted to know if the virus could be shared with no concern at all, but Hilary didn’t believe so.

He stated that: “People talk about this being an endemic now. People talk about the fact we will have to learn to live with Covid, and indeed we will have to learn to live with Covid, but at the same time we’ll also have to learn to die with Covid.

“You’ll be surprised to learn that it’s not due to Covid. It’s because patients won’t get access to hospitals for operations. They won’t get treatment for strokes or heart disease.

“We’ve got staff shortages, we had a recruitment crisis in the NHS even before Covid, so we can’t avoid those indirect harms.

“You are saying that infectious disease doesn’t matter if you say you don’t need to self-isolate.

“You’re saying if you’ve got an infection whatever it is, whether it’s Covid or flu or pneumonia or anything else that’s contagious, go out there amongst society and spread it around.”

Ben raised the question of flu in the public without any legal requirements. Hilary however argued that people should be able to isolate their illness. “makes absolute sense” to do so.

He concluded by removing all restrictions. “It makes no sense to me.”

Good Morning Britain is broadcast weekdays at 6 a.m. on ITV.