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Letter to Editor: Covid-19 and Harlow

Covid-19 / Wed 2nd Dec 2020 at 03:31pm

Sir,

Thank you for publishing your interview with Mike Grogarty director of public health for Essex. He seems to think that two possibilities account for the sudden spike in Harlow either an outbreak at Princess Alexandra and or spreading among the middle aged. Surely with an efficient test and trace system they should be able to pinpoint very quickly where the infections are coming from.

From my observations it seems to me that people have just got tired of sticking to the regulations. In the last few weeks I have witnessed a group of around 20 adults playing football, a group of around 10 runners running along the cycle track, mixing of households indoors, failing to keep social distancing in shops, not wearing masks in shops and all this by people who you would not describe as youngsters.

It seems to me we are so close to cracking this problem that a few more weeks of being constrained and we will have it beaten. So can I add my voice to Mr Grogarty’s and our local politicians calling for people to keep acting responsibly for a little bit longer please.

Richard
Resident of Harlow

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