Government’s SAGE scientists have met just TWICE over the last three months 

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  • Rishi has met only twice since July 22, his last meeting was on October 15
  • The group of scientists used to meet weekly, but did not do so since February
  • Last time there were so many Kovid deaths, sadhus met thrice in the same month

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Britain’s top scientific adviser has met only twice in the past three months, it was revealed today that a fourth Covid wave is just around the corner.

The last meeting of the SEZ, which guides the government in the Kovid epidemic, was held on 14 October.


The October meeting was the second in so many months, with the influential panel last coming together on 9 September.

The group – which includes England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance and ‘Professor Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson, Didn’t meet in August at all.

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England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty (left) and the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance (middle) are the two highest-profile members of SAGE who provide scientific advice to Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) on how to handle the global pandemic. Epidemic. The cluster has only met twice in the past three months as cases and deaths from the virus began to rise to levels not seen since the second wave.

The frequency of sage meetings has declined since February, when the group of scientific advisors meets once a week, typically twice a month from April to July, once a month in September and October, in the month of August. except completely

The frequency of sage meetings has declined since February, when the group of scientific advisors meets once a week, typically twice a month from April to July, once a month in September and October, in the month of August. except completely

How many times has Rishi met since last July?


October: a meeting on the 14th

September: A meeting on the 9th

August: 0 meetings

July: Two meetings, on the 7th and 22nd

June: Two meetings, on the 9th and 3rd

May: Three meetings, on 5, 13, and 27

April: Two sittings, on the 8th and 22nd

March: Three sittings, on 11, 25 and 31

February: Four sittings, on 4, 11, 18 and 25

January: Four sittings, one 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th


December: Four sittings on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 22nd

November: Six sittings on 4th, 5th, 12th, 16th, 19th and 26th

October: Five sittings on 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

September: Six sittings on 1, 3, 10, 17, 21, 24

August: Four sittings on 6, 13, 20, 27

July: Five sittings on 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Labor claimed today that it is the ‘beggar’s belief’ why Sage was ‘effectively put down’, with cases rising to a three-month high of nearly 45,000.

Britain recorded 223 deaths from the virus yesterday, the highest since March, a month in which Rishi alone met thrice.

It is understood that both Professor Whitty and Sir Patrick have raised concerns in recent days about the figures and that internal discussions in the government have turned into possibly reimposing some mild lockdown measures this winter.

Although Downing Street is reportedly resistant to it.

There are also concerns about the rise of a new delta version of the virus in the UK. The variant, called AY.4.2, may be 10 to 15 percent more contagious than its ancestor.

This, combined with the slow rollout of the Covid Booster programme, which nearly 5 million vulnerable adults have yet to receive, shows that Britain’s fight against Covid could have some grim weeks to come.

SAGE meetings have decreased in frequency since February, when the second wave was just starting to fade. Since then the group has mostly met three or two times a month, but August this year was the first time the group had not been found at all since the pandemic began.

In comparison, SAGE met four times in August 2020, six times in September 2020 and five times in October last year, as the country headed towards the colder months and the start of a second wave of the virus.

This includes some of the UK’s leading epidemiologists, virologists and other health experts, in meetings also regularly attended by government officials.

In the meetings they analyze the latest trends in how Covid is spreading in the UK, and the latest research into the virus and how it can be contained and treated.

Health service has never been overwhelmed in fight against Covid, says NHS boss

The head of the NHS said today that the health service was never overwhelmed by Covid during the peak of the pandemic.

NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard told MPs to expand critical care, introduce new treatments and roll out a vaccine to save wards from being exhausted in the past year and a half.

However, medics working on the frontline during the first and second waves immediately slammed their boss, accusing him of ‘gaslighting’.

Mrs Pritchard also warned that the NHS is certainly in for a ‘tough winter’ and the rise in Covid-infected patients will impact how much other, planned care can be taken.

She suggested that the pressure on healthcare could lead to thousands more hospital treatment cancellations. More than 1.5 million NHS ops were canceled or delayed due to the chaos of the pandemic.

His comments were echoed by Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who told MPs there is ‘enormous pressure’ on healthcare in England.

Mr Javid acknowledged there is a ‘shortage’ of 999 call handlers after former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt raised the issue in the House of Commons.

Meanwhile, paramedics also warned that it may be ‘normal’ to wait six hours for an ambulance this winter.

The College of Paramedics claimed that ambulances have been forced to wait outside hospitals as the A&E wards were overcrowded, and warned that as winter demand increased, problems would escalate.


MailOnline contacted SAGE for comment on the frequency of meetings over the past few months.

Whitehall sources told I that the sage’s ‘meeting rhythm’ was determined by a combination of the government’s demand for scientific advice…


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