have criticised governments in the western world for using “strong-arm” lockdowns, as they championed community level health services in keeping Covid-19 at bay.Looking to the future on how the world will live with the virus, Dr
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(WHO) special envoy on Covid-19, drew to the importance of “good quality” public health with “excellent and well organised behaviour of people” who know how to stop the virus from spreading.
Dr David Nabarro said that the emergence of new variants of coronavirus would continue to pose problems, and that some coronavirus measures would have to be maintained long-term.“We do have to be prepared for the inevitability that viruses will continue to be a problem for us,” Dr Nabarro told BBC Radio 4. “We’re going to have to really seriously contemplate continuing to practice some degree of physical distancing, some degree of mask wearing, some degree of hygiene, some degree of protecting those who are most at risk, as long as there are these nasty viruses around, whether or not we’re vaccinated.”