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    Here we go again. Boris Johnson announced to the nation on Saturday that England is heading back into a full national lockdown. Wales and Northern Ireland are already in the middle of their ‘circuit breakers’, Scotland begins its 5 tier system from today and England’s new measures start on Thursday. The Prime Minister says he’s reluctantly doing what must be done – but is it too little too late? Or do we really need it at all? Professor Tim Spector is the lead scientist behind the Covid Symptom Study and you might be surprised to hear that he thinks the full lockdown isn’t needed… not yet anyway. Piers Morgan and Matthew Wight share their thoughts and engage in a heated lockdown 2.0 debate. Broadcast on 02/11/20

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