Thursday 2 July 2020

Forget any false sense of security

HERE is an excellent opinion piece in The Guardian on the COVID pandemic by Jeremy Farrar - the Director of the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest non-governmental funder of scientific research.

It ends:
In the past six months we have learned a huge amount about Covid-19. We are getting better at treating this disease, and mortality rates have come down, but there is no avoiding the enormity of the task ahead of us. The longer we wait, the worse the damage will be. We are still at the start of this pandemic and there is only one exit strategy – interventions that change the fundamentals of infection, transmission and illness. We must learn from the first six months of the pandemic, redouble our efforts and continue to act together.