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Covid-19: Act now to avoid second lockdown, says Independent SAGE

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3695 (Published 21 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3695

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  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has published an emergency 10 point plan to avoid a national lockdown,1 while criticising the government for abdicating its reasonability to provide such a plan.

Many areas of the UK are currently in some form of local lockdown, and the government is considering further national measures as numbers of covid-19 cases continue to rise.

Launching the plan, Stephen Reicher, professor of social psychology at the University of St Andrews, said, “We are in a crisis. Infections are spiking and our testing system is broken. The one thing that is absolutely clear is if we do nothing the pandemic will soon …

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