Asking over-65s to shield is ‘age-based apartheid’, boss of NHS England says

Sir Simon Stevens rejected idea proposed by scientists to contain Covid second wave

Asking all over-65s to shield to slow the transmission of the second wave of coronavirus would be “age-based apartheid” and would not work, the boss of the NHS in England has warned.

Sir Simon Stevens, the organisation’s chief executive, rejected the idea being proposed by some scientists that only certain groups most at risk from the virus should stay at home.

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