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Covid-19: Acts of omission

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 23 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2929

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  1. Kamran Abbasi, executive editor
  1. The BMJ
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The UK government is becoming known for acts of omission. No evidence exists of Russian interference in the 2016 Brexit referendum because the government didn’t and won’t look for it. Nor does it seek lessons from an immediate public inquiry to inform a future surge of covid-19.1 Nothing predicts behaviour like behaviour, and if over 60 000 excess deaths in six months will not force behaviour change then perhaps nothing will?

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