Infectious Diseases

Too Little Too Late: Where the UK’s Covid-19 Response Went Wrong

Posted on 19 May 2020

”Too Little, too late, too flawed.” This is how an article published in the British Medical Journal describes the UK’s response to the global pandemic, in an attempt to explain why a country with an international reputation for public health has one of the highest recorded Covid deaths per capita in the world.

The infographic below shows the timeline of preventative actions taken by various governments.

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Scally, G., Jacobson, B., & Abbasi, K. (2020). The UK’s public health response to covid-19. BMJ, m1932. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1932


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