Watch: What we now know about the data that put us into lockdown
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England would enter a second lockdown on October 31, flanked by Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, and Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.
The trio presented a series of slides, filled with data and graphs justifying heavy restrictions across the nation, which they said were necessary for curbing the virus.
However, the data wasn’t as up-to-date as it could have been and new figures paint a different picture, suggesting the Government’s tiered system was in fact working, begging the question: was a second lockdown needed?
Downing Street itself was forced to reissue two of the graphs presented which were misleading, and Prof Whitty and Sir Patrick later told the Science Select Committee a projection of 1,000 deaths per day, was more accurate than the 4,000 figure presented at the press conference.
Watch the video above as Camilla Tominey dives into the data which sent us into a winter lockdown.
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