This article is interesting in its comments on communication. There have been very good explanations by the medical and technical experts at the daily press conferences in support of the UK Government. Unfortunately the government itself has not been clear enough and the media have not understood the relationship between rules set by the government and guidance set by the NHS. I have noted that, after clear and cogent explanations of uncertainties by the experts, this has immediately been called confusion by the media to attack the government and hence spread confusion amongst the public (and it has to be said confusion apparent within government too)
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