You are correct. My bad. However, I still do not think you've read it fully. You say this
The SAGE paper states this on schools
In addition, regarding why we might see more hospitalizations, they cite the following, which you haven't mentioned at all.
I'm not sure if they will go up to 7,000, and neither are SAGE and that's why there are a *range* of options given, but we're at 990 admissions per day with the 7 day average, so I don't think getting to 2000+ a day for a sustained period of time is outside the realm of possibility, and this could be more if you read the factors that the SAGE paper has highlighted ( I could post that but it's a lot and all found within the link) - admissions at that level would be alarming given that we are already at a point where operations are being cancelled in hospitals ( Link 1, Link 2)
No, but I think the SAGE paper, the primary document the article is based on, has plenty in it to give you insights as to why the 7000 figure was there. I also think it's important to recognize the uncertainty within that document where they highlight that various factors could have significant impacts on where we go from here, but to me, the more important thing is the 'light' measures they suggest, which I think are sensible.
We should be doing all of those things right now, but we're not because it's this government.
You've DMed me to say that this paragraph is not about me, then why are you saying it to me?
The reason I commented on this particular story is because I work in A&E and see the pressures we deal with every day - all the links I have provided are from government documents or news articles about hospitals facing pressures. In addition, my previous post in the summer stated that we shouldn't go back into the kind of lockdown we had over xmas, but that we should still be taking a cautious approach with clear messaging ( which we haven't) but apparently that's all 'doom & gloom' and 'pro lockdown' - for what it is worth, I think it is a lot more complicated that pro lock-down or anti lock-down right now and for the past few months.