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Covid-19: Long term plan on living with pandemic to come in spring, says Javid

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o235 (Published 27 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o235
  1. Adele Waters
  1. The BMJ

The government is to set out a plan for how the UK can manage covid-19 in the long term and to prepare for any future pandemics.

Expected by this spring, the plan will be a cross department collaboration, bringing together all the learning from the current pandemic and an assessment of the most effective strategies for tackling SARS-CoV-2.

Sajid Javid, the health and social care secretary for England, told the House of Commons Health and Social Care committee about the future work, which he will lead, during an evidence session on 25 January.

“We’ve got to find a way to live with [covid-19] in the same way that we live with flu,” he told …

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