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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. Jul. 04, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Would be surprised to see case numbers stay low over next 2 weeks. Hearing of people renting party buses to escape Leicester lockdown & head to pubs outside, & same for Scottish people crossing border to get into pubs. Pubs/bars highest risk environment for virus to spread.

If entire UK was light yellow, I’d be more relaxed as little virus circulating esp if number in single digits. But people from yellow areas going into darker areas with community transmission into pubs/bars & returning home to yellow areas will set off chains of infections.

Bars/pubs are THE highest risk for virus to spread as US states like Texas and California have painfully learned. Repeating others’ mistakes instead of learning from them.

Shows Zero-Covid Scotland can only happen w/ England’s cooperation. Pubs open in Scotland in 2 weeks when Covid would have been negligible & much safer to go out. ‘Zero COVID’ approach means back to normality. But not possible right now given divergent strategies among nations.

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