In an editorial, UK’s government was criticized for being slow to respond to the pandemic by not following instructive experiences from other countries.
China’s aggressive approach to locking down cities has slowed the spread of the virus in its country suggesting that other countries should implement similar strategies. Nearly 75% of sampled people in the UK support quarantines of entire cities, but only 50% think the government is doing a good job containing the spread of the virus because of its delayed response. More support exists for the efforts of health organizations, with 70% of people believing national health organizations and 57% believing local and global health authorities are doing a good job. Cohesive responses need to be communicated and implemented swiftly by all parties.