Scapegoating young people for Britain’s rising coronavirus rates is a poor strategy | Stephen Reicher

The government’s suggestion that a crackdown on gatherings is the fault of those in their 20s and 30s is divisive and unfair

Over the past few days, coronavirus infections have spiked, nearly doubling to about 3,000 cases on Sunday and Monday, and 2,500 cases on Tuesday. There are signs that the number of deaths is also starting to rise, with 32 reported Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday.

These figures are clearly very worrying. This was supposed to be the period when we drove the pandemic down so it would be in good shape for the winter. Instead, we seem to be losing control. So why is it happening? And what can we do about it?

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