To make lockdowns a thing of the past, we need a smart revolution in healthcare

By Lord Wei of Shoreditch on 26 July 2021
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Enough is enough. We need to start planning not to go back to the pre-pandemic normal, but for a different world in which we seek to both maximise our freedoms, but where lockdowns can really become a thing of the past, or at least become very unlikely or unnecessary.

Why have we put ourselves in a situation in which our economy, education system and healthcare service shuts down the moment we are at risk of filling 30 thousand beds? Surely it would be better to move diagnosis and treatment of healthcare problems away from hospitals, so that we can get scanned and diagnosed from the relative safety or our houses, porches, or high streets, and indeed to have specialist centres for minor operations, leaving hospitals to be the places where only the most sophisticated and complex operations take place.

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