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IEA - Plan B restrictions “cannot be abolished a moment too soon”

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at free market think tank Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “Plan B restrictions cannot be abolished a moment too soon. Vaccine passports have never worked anywhere and face masks are largely theatrical.

“As heavily restricted Europe continues to struggle with the virus, England has a falling infection rate and should see good economic growth from February onwards. 

“Omicron was a major bump in the road, but England’s strategy of opening up in summer and rolling out boosters in the autumn has been vindicated.”

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Contact Emily Carver, Head of Media, 07715 942 731

Further IEA reading:

Ignore the Zero Covid fanatics – there is no reason to think the UK needs another lockdown, by Christopher Snowdon 

Is this the real reason Boris introduced Covid restrictions?, by Christopher Snwodon

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