Covid lockdown easing: ‘If not now, when?’ says Former Health Minister

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‘I don’t think by any measure we’re in an emergency, so my question is if not now, when?’

Former Public Health Minister and Conservative MP Steve Brine weighs in on lockdown easing, saying ‘the later the year, the greater the other respiratory illnesses become, and then you have a more difficult exit wave.’

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