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Letters Covid-19: Mass population testing in Liverpool

Need for ethical framework to guide mass testing for asymptomatic covid-19

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 24 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4567
  1. Caitriona Cox, academic clinical fellow,
  2. Mary Dixon-Woods, director
  1. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Clifford Allbutt Building Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0AH, UK
  1. clc70{at}

A mass covid-19 screening programme has been rolled out in Liverpool,1 with further plans announced for mass testing of asymptomatic university students across England before they return home for the Christmas holidays.2

Mass testing programmes, although often intuitively appealing, can raise complex ethical matters. Public health, focused as it is on protecting …

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