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Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

John Burn-Murdoch
+ Your AuthorsArchive @jburnmurdoch Stories, stats & scatterplots for @FinancialTimes | Daily updates of the coronavirus trajectory tracker | [email protected] | #dataviz Sep. 24, 2020 1 min read

Absolutely damning data on the complete failure to follow Covid-19 guidelines in the UK
• Only 18% of people self-isolate after developing symptoms
• Only 11% quarantine after being told by NHS Test and Trace that they’ve been in contact with a confirmed case

It doesn’t matter how much the capacity and availability of testing is increased, or how much the contact-tracing system is improved, if people are just going to flagrantly ignore the instructions.

I guess this must be what "freedom loving" means?

More shocking findings in the paper, such as

"Keys reason given for not quarantining [after being contacted] included: not thinking it was necessary to stay away from people outside your household as you could not stay away from people in your household"

 https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.15.20191957v1.full.pdf 


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