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The UK government's woeful response to the coronavirus outbreak

I could not agree more with Richard Horton (Scientists have been sounding the alarm on coronavirus for months. Why did Britain fail to act? 18 March). Watching from 6,000 miles away and on the other side of the coronavirus curve, the British government’s actions over the last week have been almost impossible to take in. UK News

WHO Situation Report in the UK

Thousands, tens of thousands, or hundreds of thousands of deaths predicted in the UK? South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan have a combined population about 24 times the UKMedical News, had less warning, and have recorded fewer than 3,500 deaths between them (WHO situation report, 18 March).
Many months in a state of economically devastating shutdown? With extensive testing and contact tracing now in place, life is moving back towards normal here in China after less than two months. The other countries mentioned above never shut down to the same extent in the first place.
The British government has given every impression of not being aware of what means, nor how successfully, the coronavirus has to date been contained around us in east Asia, concerns in the press about Japan’s testing rate notwithstanding. It’s baffling. UK Political News I wasn’t expecting to worry about my older relatives and friends back home in the UK Distribution Sites.

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