Measures advocated

Test, trace, isolate, support

This is seen by many as a key measure.
Scotland's strategy is online [1].


Masks in public places are advocated by many scientists working in the field. A summary has been written by Prof Trisha Greenhalgh and Jeremy Howard [2].
A petition to make the wearing of masks mandatory in public spaces is online at [3].

Blanket testing

"An Italian academic has claimed striking evidence that most people infected with covid-19 show no symptoms but are still able to infect others, which he says has huge implications for testing policy, particularly in hospitals.

"Sergio Romagnani, a professor of clinical immunology at the University of Florence, has reported how blanket testing in a completely isolated village of roughly 3000 people in northern Italy saw the number of people with covid-19 symptoms fall by over 90% within 10 days."

See the British Medical Journal for the full article [4].


[2]Masks for all? The science says yes. (2020)

First published: 27 Mar 2020
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020