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Immune Evasion Means We Need A New Covid-19 Social Contract

21st February 2021

This article was published in the Lancet on 18th February 2021 from members of the French COVID-19 Scientific Council.

A worrying prospect for the future.

"Using stop-start general confinement as the main response to the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer feasible. Though attractive to many scientists, and a default measure for political leaders fearing legal liability for slow or indecisive national responses, its use must be revisited, only to be used as a last resort.."

"Populations have so far been relatively complacent, but their doubts and distrust are visible in protest movements in several countries. The impact of general confinement on entire economies has been devastating, with worse still to come in levels of unemployment and national debt.4, 5 Social and health (including mental health) consequences are also colossal, in particular for the younger generations, despite them being at low risk in terms of morbidity and mortality from SARS-CoV-2 infection."

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