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Covid-19: UK trade talks with EU must not hinder cooperation in tackling threat, BMA warns

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m988 (Published 10 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m988

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  1. Abi Rimmer
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A post-Brexit trade agreement between the UK and the European Union must maximise cooperation to ensure that pandemic threats such as covid-19 can be tackled effectively, the BMA has said.

The BMA’s chair of council, Chaand Nagpaul, said in a letter to the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, that any agreement must not reduce the ability of UK organisations and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to cooperate for the benefit of patients.

Nagpaul acknowledged Johnson’s statement that the comprehensive …

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