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Covid live: Singapore experiencing ‘unusual surge’ of cases; UK records 39,842 new infections and 165 deaths

Singapore reports 3,432 new cases day after highest single-day rise; UK cases between 22 and 28 October down 9.8% on previous seven days

Stephen Reicher is a member of the Sage subcommittee in the UK advising on behavioural science, and he writes for us this morning saying that Covid measures give us choice – they are not restrictions on British life:

Regarding ventilation, I would institute a system whereby all public spaces were required to indicate their “clean air” status, just as kitchens in restaurants are required to indicate their hygiene status. I would also improve the messaging so that people know how important it is and how to know when they are safe. This wouldn’t amount to a restriction. It’s a protection. It doesn’t limit choice. On the contrary, in increasing the number of spaces that are safe, it gives us more choice.

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Read the original article at The Guardian

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