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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:07 pm on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West 4:07 pm, 16th March 2020

Is my hon. Friend aware of whether the Government are continuing to pursue the idea of herd immunity—namely letting the virus transmit almost unchecked through the population, which would put overwhelming strain on beds, social services, and so on, or are they trying to minimise transmission by asking people to move and assemble less, and then get resources and testing in place? I am worried that they are still attached to the social services model, rather than to evidence-based experience from China, and elsewhere, regarding ways to control this virus.