Covid-19: why is the UK government ignoring WHO’s advice?

@article{Pollock2020Covid19WI,
  title={Covid-19: why is the UK government ignoring WHO’s advice?},
  author={Allyson M Pollock and Peter Roderick and Kk Cheng and Bharat Pankhania},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2020},
  volume={368}
}
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