Boris Johnson was told he should prioritise getting young people to follow social-distancing rules before targeting over-50s with another lockdown tonight. Officials have drawn up radical plans that could see millions of people asked to stay at home if a second wave of coronavirus infections takes hold. Under one option, people aged between 50 and 70 would get personalised risk ratings as part of a significant widening of the shielding programme. But, after a weekend when the young flouted distancing rules across the country, the proposals last night attracted a storm of protest. Critics warned that they failed to recognise the important contribution over-50s make to the economy and risked stigmatising older people in the workplace. Rules? What rules? Youngsters pack together for afternoon drinks in central London Former government adviser Joan Bakewell said ministers needed first to tackle the problem of young people failing to socially distance. Baroness Bakewell, who was tsar for the elderly in the last Labour government, said: ‘Certainly older people have to take care – I have been taking great care myself – but what is happening is that young people are not distancing and they are not wearing masks. The young have got to… Read full this story
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