The hidden cost of Covid lockdowns

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    Lockdowns have hit the economy and impacted on people’s health. So has it all been worth it?

    We speak to scientists Professor Martin McKee, Professor Sunetra Gupta and Dr Camille Maringe about how coronavirus restrictions have affected public health. And economist Professor David Miles tells us how the economic crash caused by the pandemic will also damage people’s health and wellbeing.

    Although the UK is starting to rollout the new coronavirus vaccine, UK prime minister Boris Johnson has insisted that England’s tier system should carry on over the winter. And the government in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have similar measures, to try and reduce the spread of the virus.

    Some have argued that restrictions and lockdown will do more harm than good, in the long-term. But others say something must be done to reduce infections and control the pandemic. But is the debate really that simple?

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