Leader: Britain unlocks

  Far too late, there are signs that the UK government is learning from its earlier mishandling of the pandemic. " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> The plan to release the United Kingdom from lockdown, announced by Boris Johnson on 22 February, was more cautious and measured than its predecessors. As if atoning for his past hubris, the Prime Minister vowed to be guided by “data, not dates”. There were no false promises or boosterish pronouncements. The sombre tone matched the mood of the country. Ministers have rightly prioritised the reopening of all schools in England on 8 March, while the phased return of pupils in Scotland and Wales has already begun. Lockdowns are disastrous for child well-being and widen pre-existing educational inequalities. But further unlocking will depend upon four tests: that the vaccine programme continues to progress well; that evidence shows vaccines are effe .. Full story on newstatesman.com 

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