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7 mins | May 13, 2020

Lockdown sceptics v zero-COVID: who’s got it right?

Unsurprisingly, neither side has all the answers. For those, we should look to Germany. "COVID in the UK hasn't been quite as polarised as Brexit or the political landscape of the United States. But it is polarised enough. At one extreme are the zero-COVID advocates; at the other, the lockdown sceptics. Who is right? Some lockdown sceptics have advanced a variety of dishonest or deluded views over the course of the pandemic." Tim Harford, of the Financial Times, reflects on the polarization of COVID-19 discourse.

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