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