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29 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

Complacency cannot be tolerated in the response to Covid-19

By Rohan Banerjee

With a vaccine unlikely to be widely available for at least another year, the threat of coronavirus should be viewed as “ever-present”, writes Laura Spinney in this week’s New Statesman cover essay.

The 1918 flu pandemic set a precdent; respiratory diseases tend to come in waves. And while lockdown measures may impgine on people’s civil liberties, governments should resist the urge to ease them prematurely.

Technology, specifically that which collects and collates data, alongside mass testing, can help to monitor and manage the virus more effectively than has been the case so far.

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