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The Guardian view on the Covid-19 strategy: insuring against a killer

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

A virus that could almost double the number of deaths a year in the UK was left to spread untracked and could have overwhelmed the NHS. That can't be allowed to happen again Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The arms race between human immunity and viral pathogens is constant. The contest had been hidden from the public until swine flu, the first global influenza pandemic for more than 40 years, hit the UK in 2009. This outbreak was contained with fewer than 500 deaths. Britain was lulled into a false sense of security that its infection control measures would...
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