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Elimination could be the optimal response strategy for covid-19 and other emerging pandemic diseases

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4907 (Published 22 December 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4907

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Response strategy for covid-19 and other emerging pandemic diseases

Dear Editor

The countries who seemed to eliminate the virus quickest, were those which shut their borders the quickest and most completely. Countries like the UK, who demonstrated a half hearted approach to border control, have suffered the worst.

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26 January 2021
Jerome Brown
Retired
Marske, England