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Letters Closing our eyes to covid

An ostrich strategy for covid-19 is too risky

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 03 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1112
  1. Jose Luis Turabian, specialist in family and community medicine
  1. Health Center Santa Maria de Benquerencia, Regional Health Service of Castilla la Mancha (SESCAM), Toledo, Spain
  1. jturabianf{at}

Yates’s1 and Chiolero and colleagues’2 comments are pertinent and can be applied to countries other than the UK. In Spain, since 28 April 2022, there has been a new surveillance and control strategy against covid-19345 that could be called an “ostrich strategy.”6 The expression refers to the tendency to …

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