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Experts say U.K. risks repeating tragic mistakes in coronavirus response

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 6, 2020, 11:15 AM UTCBy Alex Holmes and Willem MarxLONDON — The United Kingdom risks repeating the same tragic mistakes “again and again” as its coronavirus death toll continues to spiral, public health experts have warned.Senior experts in the U.K. have told NBC News that without more testing, contact-tracing and improved scientific advice, bad decisions will continue to be made."The government's response has been characterized by an absence of good public health thinking, and in fact, included some very bad public health thinking,” said Prof. Gabriel Scally, a former regional director of Publi ...