The document by the National Security Communications Team warns: “The current planning assumption is that 2-3 per cent of symptomatic cases will result in a fatality.”
Around half a million Brits — mostly the elderly or those with pre-existing illnesses — would be killed under this scenario, according to health sources.
The figures are in a “sensitive” government report called “Covid-19 Reasonable Worst Case Scenario”. …
Experts estimate a major outbreak may see more than two million people in hospital — crippling the NHS.