Dangerous curves: how nations are faring as they emerge from lockdown

Across the world, countries that successfully flattened the curve are now seeing alarming resurgences of Covid-19 as a result of their reopening measures

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
19th July, 2020
Dangerous curves: how nations are faring as they emerge from lockdown
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“The virus remains public enemy number one, but the actions of many governments and people do not reflect this," Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned last week.

The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said too many countries were “headed in the wrong direction” and blamed a lack of leadership in some nations.

The evidence would suggest he is right. Many countries that flattened the infections curve early on are now...

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