Report of UK’s pandemic preparedness leaves questions unanswered, says doctor

@article{Dyer2020ReportOU,
  title={Report of UK’s pandemic preparedness leaves questions unanswered, says doctor},
  author={Clare Dyer},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2020},
  volume={371}
}
  • C. Dyer
  • Published 18 November 2020
  • Medicine
  • BMJ
An NHS doctor who launched legal action in the High Court to force the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to publish a 2016 report into an exercise wargaming a future pandemic has dropped the case after the report was finally published on the department’s website.1 The report on Exercise Cygnus, the simulation of a fictitious influenza pandemic, warned that “the UK’s preparedness and response, in terms of its plans, policies, and capability, is currently not sufficient to cope with… 
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