Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Science & Tech
  2. Coronavirus
29 October 2021updated 19 Nov 2021 9:57am

Devi Sridhar: The UK needs plan B to avoid another Covid-19 lockdown

The public health expert and Edinburgh professor on why Britain needs to urgently change course on Covid-19.

By George Eaton and Phil Clarke Hill

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic there have been few more prominent voices than Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at Edinburgh University and author of the forthcoming Preventable: The Politics of Pandemics and How to Stop the Next One.

In this video interview, as hospitalisations and deaths surge in the UK, we discuss what Britain needs to do to avoid another lockdown, whether the NHS has already been overwhelmed and how governments should prepare for future pandemics.

Watch more video from the New Statesman at, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular video updates.

Select and enter your email address The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy

Content from our partners
Why competition is the key to customer satisfaction
High streets remain vitally important to local communities
The future of gas
Topics in this article: