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Covid-19: weathering the storm

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1199 (Published 26 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1199

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The UK is at last in near lockdown. While further measures may be needed, the government’s announcement on Monday 23 March has brought the country nearly into step with its European neighbours. If we are indeed only two weeks behind Italy, the peak of the covid-19 pandemic is on its way. There is an eerie calm, as when the sea recedes before the tsunami. Few of us can imagine what lies ahead.

For some, especially in London, the wave has already hit. Intensive care units are full, and hard decisions are becoming harder. On BMJ …

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