THREAD: The TRUTH about the claims scaring us all to death:

Soaring infections, teeming hospital wards, and terrifying death rates... but do the numbers justifying crippling new lockdowns REALLY stand up to scrutiny?

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Claim: ICU beds in Liverpool are already 95 per cent full

Reality: Fewer ICU beds are occupied than last year

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Claim: The Covid-19 death rate is actually high

Reality: It really isn't

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Claim: A second spike could cause twice as many deaths

Reality: Far fewer people are dying now

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Claim: The current wave of infection will tear through the elderly

Reality: We are far better prepared this time around

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Claim: Hospitals are less prepared than this time in March

Reality: Doctors are far better equipped to fight the virus

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Claim: There's no such thing as immunity

Reality: The chances of reinfection are low

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Claim: We will never get to herd immunity

Reality: We shouldn't rule it out

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Claim: 'Long Covid' may leave millions suffering from symptoms for years

Reality: Serious cases are very uncommon

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Claim: Only a 'circuit breaker' will stop virus

Reality: It will only delay the inevitable

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Claim: By locking down more quickly, the Scottish and Welsh governments have handled the pandemic better

Reality: The results have been the same

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Claim: Infections are running higher now than when Britain went into lockdown in March

Reality: There is an increase in cases — but only because we are testing more

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