Dr. Stephen Griffin and Professor Stephen Reicher discuss the shortsightedness of ending Covid surveillance measures.

“Dr Stephen Griffin, a virologist at the University of Leeds, said the decisions on Covid surveillance would slow the country’s ability to respond and adjust to future waves or surges of infection, making the current reliance on emergency booster programmes progressively less viable, and were at best ‘shortsighted’.”

Stephen Reicher added, “It is like turning off the headlights at the first sign of dawn. You can’t see what’s coming and you don’t know when it makes sense to turn them on again.”

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