1. The epidemic was inevitable

2. The number of cases is low, so the lockdown can be lifted

3. The lockdown has to be lifted because it's causing too much damage to the economy

4. A second wave is inevitable

The chart was generated by the online chart-drawing facility at https://www.iancampbell.co.uk/covid-19.php. Up-to-date charts can be obtained from there.

The data is from the UK Government website [1].

[1]Data sources https://www.iancampbell.co.uk/covid-19/8.html

First published: 19 May 2020
Last updated: 19 May 2020