'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson warns Covid infections are continuing to ...

'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson warns Covid-19 cases are continuing to spill out of care homes and Britain's outbreak will continue at a stable rate until SEPTEMBER Epidemiologist said he was ‘shocked’ by how badly sector had been protected Said R rate would hover around 1 because staff keep taking virus out of homes But warned of second wave in winter when the disease transmits much better Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Connor Boyd Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 09:06 BST, 3 June 2020 | Updated: 09:16 BST, 3 June 2020

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Coronavirus infections in care homes are continuing to spill into the community and will keep daily cases steady until September, 'Professor Lockdown' Neil Ferguson has warned.

The Imperial College London scientist - whose grim modelling of the pandemic has been used to steer the Government through the crisis - said he was ‘shocked’ by how badly the sector had been protected during the crisis 

He claimed the R rate - the average number of people a Covid patients infects - would remain only marginally below 1 because staff were still carrying the disease out of the homes.  

Professor Ferguson suggested that infections could spiral back out

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