FINANCIAL TIMES - "Let's use data, not dates," Professor Angela McLean, the British government's deputy chief scientific adviser, told members of Parliament last week. In the process, she provided a catchphrase that will guide the difficult discussion Britain starts this week about the route out of Covid-19 lockdown.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is set to announce a "road map" for lifting restrictions today, is under pressure from the more libertarian wing of his Conservative party and some business groups to outline a timetable for reopening specific sectors of the economy over the next two to three months.
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