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Why we need policy, even in a crisis

As the scale of the Covid-19 epidemic became clear in the opening months of 2020, governments around the world began considering draconian restrictions on everyday life in order to contain the spread of the virus and ultimately limit the death rate as a result of it. However, in countries with a mature and functioning democracy, this wasn’t just a knee jerk reaction, rather a legislative instrument that balanced the need to protect society with the need to protect individual freedoms. In the main, most western countries appear to have struck an appropriate balance. But what does this look like at…
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