Trend Lines
Trend Lines
Oct 2, 2020
The Preexisting Conditions That Doomed Britain’s COVID-19 Response
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The U.K. this week recorded its highest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases so far, and its biggest one-day death toll since July. Today on Trend Lines, The Atlantic’s Tom McTague joins WPR’s Elliot Waldman to discuss the structural failures that undermined Britain’s COVID-19 response.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

For the U.K. and Ireland, Brexit and COVID-19 Are a Perfect Storm

Will Ireland and the U.K.’s Divided Responses to COVID-19 Fuel Irish Unification?

‘It Was Always Going to Be Horrible.’ Britain’s Former Top Emergency Planner on COVID-19

Boris Johnson Is Hurtling the U.K. Toward Another Brexit Cliff

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance jo urnalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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