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If you thought staying in lockdown was hard, wait until you see what trying to get out of it is like. But here’s how Johnson could do it.
A successful test, track and quarantine policy would open the door to local paths out of this national shutdown.
Bernard Jenkin: For their strategy to work, Ministers will need more than double the number of tracers that they plan to recruit
If only 6,000 people, with 45 contacts each, are infected every day, we will need a capacity of 276,000 tests just to keep up.
We have to make sure that there are not only helplines but that both they and general mental health support are highly visible.
James Frayne: More welfare spending. A business tax avoidance clampdown. The new economic policy that voters will want.
One area that has had relatively little attention, but could get much more, is the behaviour of commercial landlords across the country.
Raghib Ali: What I’ve seen as an epidemiologist on the Covid-19 frontline. And why it’s hard to see how the NHS now couldn’t cope.
I immediately volunteered to help out at the hospital, where I already had an honorary contract – as well as at the soon-to-open Nightingales.
They seem no less relevant this morning than they were yesterday – and are unlikely to be answered this afternoon.
The proposals he will announce this evening can’t simply be taken on trust by voters.
Why Johnson feels he can ignore his right-wing critics. And how he is backed by a dog that isn’t barking: Conservative MPs.
The political logic of the Prime Minister’s choice is solid enough. But we’re past the stage where his Sunday statement can simply be taken on trust.
These savings were desperately needed to make Darling’s books balance. They were put in Labour’s 2010 manifesto.
Although NHSX’s approach involves a degree of centralisation, it is important to remember that the identifiers uploaded to the server will remain anonymous.
Robert Halfon: Let’s not risk ending lockdown, the virus then claiming yet more victims – and having to impose shutdown all over again
I just think that it is better to be cautious for a few weeks more, be clear that we are over it, and are not risking a second wave now, or during the winter.
One way would be through a time-limited Department of Virus Legacy, much as DExEU did for Brexit, able to ensure that opportunities are grasped.
The Health Secretary’s friends will portray him as the greatest Tory target deliverer since Macmillan
The latter led the charge to build 300,000 homes a year – but the Health Secretary’s real achievement is to help create a new industry from scratch.
Emma Mi and Ella Mi: We’re acute unit doctors. Here’s why we believe that individual action, not government, is key to beating the virus.
Of course our employers should provide us with safety equipment. But as health and care workers, we also need to think about how to help ourselves.