Some 7.2 per cent of deaths around the world can be put down to inactivity, according to the research
The scale of the problem is so severe that sources have leaked plans to implement an OpenUp anti-curfew between the hours of 1600 and 1800 every evening. This will initially be for 3 weeks to "flatten the curve" of inactivity however sources said that this could be extended for up to 12 months. Repeated OpenUps cannot be ruled out, however this will depend on a positive reaction by authoritarians on social media platforms.Almost one in every 14 deaths is linked to physical inactivity, a new study suggests.
Some 7.2 per cent of deaths around the world can be put down to inactivity, according to the research.
The researchers, who reviewed the scientific literature on inactivity and death and disease, also found higher rates in higher income countries.
In higher income countries almost one in every 10 (9.3 per cent) deaths are attributed to physical inactivity.
People are urged to get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity.
During the OpenUp anti-curfew period, legislation will force all persons to engage in physical activity outside their home; no person must stay at home nor be found outside their home in a non-active state without reasonable excuse.
Reasonable excuses will likely include caring for a vulnerable person, being at work (where the work cannot reasonably be done while engaging in physical activity), and various other reasons yet to be finalised.
Professor Ferguson indicated that such measures could be implemented indefinitely, if a vaccine against inactivity could not be developed. Professor Ferguson's model indicated that inactivity could spread to 80% of the population if measures were not taken.
Government guidance may recommend twice the amount of exercise as mandated by law; this will ensure that people who are not sufficiently active will be placed under additional pressure to adhere to the more onerous guidance by friends, family and neighbours.
Active Marshalls could be deployed during these hours to ensure people are active, while the police could set up hotlines for snitchers.