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Utterly extraordinary

Simon Miller
Simon Miller
Member for economic growth and housing development, Waltham Forest Council
Covid19: Effects on your work ● May 4, 2020

Covid-19 is without doubt the biggest single challenge that I think any authority or public body has faced for a very very long time, certainly in living memory. It’s different to the challenges posed by some of the other great events of the last century – Second World War, First World War – where there was a very different basis for mobilisation. This is utterly unknown.

Combatting a pandemic in a modern, western, connected, globalised economy is something for which there is precious little precedence. We can all point to the Spanish Influenza outbreak at the end of the First World War, but that was a very different world and any of that historic kn...

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