Selective use of data won’t help healthcare workers – or anyone

The dramatic claims and counterclaims with regard to the rate of Covid-19 infection among our healthcare staff are not helpful. What we need is openness and a willingness to learn

28th June, 2020
Selective use of data won’t help healthcare workers – or anyone
The infection of healthcare workers with Covid-19 is an important issue that merits focus and attention

Creating a positive, constructive and open learning environment is vital if we are to understand the successes and failures of this country’s management of Covid-19, as well as improve our prospects of greater success in any subsequent waves of infection or a future pandemic.

A descent into headline-making spin, half-baked judgments and premature recriminations, therefore, will damage our public health effort. The approach taken by senior figures now will determine how much will...

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