Dr Owain Williams By: Dr Owain Williams
Lecturer in IR and Human Security
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02 Mar 2020 : Spreading

It is everywhere now. WHO situation report is just a list of countries at various stages of outbreak. Italy had 566 new cases and France looks bad too with 342 new cases and over 2000 infected – probably tip of the iceberg. Canada seems to be going for sentinel testing and getting serious about it. Testing is crucial and seems to be really held up. In the UK the advice and strategy seems strange and out of kilter with China, Singapore and South Korea. Having run testing projects I know the discourse of test, treat and isolate. It makes sense viz people transmitting who do not know their status. It really is 101. Went to TESCO and all pasta gone, but there was wholemeal and gluten free which makes me laugh.

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