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Letters Covid-19: testing and tracing

Covid-19: Contact tracing requires ending the hostile environment

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 31 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1320
  1. Greg Dropkin, retired NHS administration worker
  1. Liverpool Community Health and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
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For contact tracing to be viable, all sections of the community must be willing to be contacted by the NHS or public health staff.1 The community includes “overseas visitors” on the receiving end of the government’s …

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