Fixing England’s COVID-19 response: learning from international experience

  title={Fixing England’s COVID-19 response: learning from international experience},
  author={Alex Crozier and Martin Mckee and Selina Rajan},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  pages={422 - 427}
Judged by the number of tests conducted, the UK’s response to COVID-19 seems a success. About 20 million reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction swabs were processed in hospitals and commercial laboratories between 1 April and 28 September, with nearly 1.5 million in the third week of September alone. In terms of population, this is one of the highest rates anywhere. Yet cases and, since late September, hospital admissions and deaths tell a different story. Between 22 August and 7… 

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