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Paul Sawbridge • 3 months ago

This quarantine decision looks like a purely political one to distract attention from the fact that the UK's response to Covid-19 continues to be the worst in Europe. The 14 day death rate per 100,000 in the UK is 1.4 compared with Spain's 0.1 and although the 14 day infection rate in Spain is higher than the UK, infections are confined to a few limited areas and the majority of England has higher infection rates than the majority of Spain - and a lot higher than the Canaries or the Balearics.