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Can Dr Jenny Harries accept her lockdown mistake?

27 September 2023

1:58 AM

27 September 2023

1:58 AM

Next time there’s a pandemic, the advice of Dr Jenny Harries will be crucial. She runs the UK Health Security Agency, set up during Covid to replace the much-maligned Public Health England. In her interview with the Telegraph there seemed to be a penny-dropping moment where she suggested that Britain may be more like Sweden next time:

What we saw with Omicron and later waves of the pandemic, and even now, is that people are good at watching the data and they will take action themselves.

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