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Doctors and politicians clash over size of flu problem

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7228.138 (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:138
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    Doctors and politicians clashed this week over whether influenza was being made the scapegoat for this year's winter problems in the NHS. The health secretary, Alan Milburn, warned that Britain could be heading for the worst flu epidemic in 10 years after a fourfold increase in reported cases since December.

    But figures collected by the Royal College of General Practitioners show that GP …

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