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Devi Sridhar+ Your Authors @devisridhar Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, @EdinburghUni Medical School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Health governance, financing, policy, systems & security. Jun. 18, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Looking at Scotland’s data closely, feel more positive today. Cases definitely coming down & challenge is to maintain this & drive them down further while easing lockdown. So an optimistic note to end the day. 🤞

11 new confirmed cases out of 3455 people tested today (4200 total tests). 2 deaths. Full data here:  https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-trends-in-daily-data/ 

July is the time to make the push to eliminate the virus, find any remaining cases & ensure the virus dies out. This means return to life like what New Zealand has. But need to watch importation of cases to Scotland closely which is a large problem. Complex situation.

But everyone needs to keep following Scottish govt guidance on distancing, to get tested if you suspect COVID symptoms, & to endure the pain of lockdown for slightly longer. But the prize is worth it. Agree fully w/ @GabrielScally similar effort in Ireland  https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2020/06/15/news/platform-dr-gabriel-scally-1973965/ 


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