‘Living with Covid’ does not have to mean ditching all protective measures
Analysis: reports and denials that free LFTs will be axed highlight gulf in opinions on how to move forward
Reports on Sunday that free lateral flow tests could be axed under a strategy of living with Covid within weeks were met with a swift backlash. The government promptly denied the suggestion that free tests could soon be scrapped.
The story highlights a gulf in opinions on what “living with Covid” might look like, with some saying we will achieve this only through continued caution and others equating the phrase to ditching all Covid measures and partying like it’s 2019.