UK’s health system to crumble if restrictions eased over Christmas: editorial

The BMJ has co-published a historic editorial urging the government to scrap plans to ease restrictions over the five-day holiday

Plans to allow UK households to mix over Christmas will be catastrophic for the health system and should be axed, according to a historic joint editorial published simultaneously in the BMJ and Health Service Journal.

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The joint editorial is only the second in the more than 100-year histories of the two publications.

“We are publishing it because we believe the government is about to blunder into another major error that will cost many lives,” wrote BMJ editor in chief Fiona