Coronavirus: The Whole Story


Will a national lockdown save the Christmas break?

Ep. 26

This episode was recorded before the UK Government’s announcement on Saturday about a second national lockdown.

This week, we're back on home soil and attempting to answer the question everyone wants to know the answer to – Will a national lockdown save Christmas?

Infection rates are rising rapidly and there is little evidence to prove regional lockdowns have had an impact on driving cases down. We speak to UCL experts from the Institute for Global Health, The Bartlett School of Planning and the UCL Department of Geography to explore the raging row about lockdowns, the rationale behind them and whether or not a second national lockdown could have been avoided.

With special guests:

- Dame Prof Anne Johnson (Professor of Infectious Disease)

- Prof John Tomaney (Professor of Urban and Regional Planning)

- Prof James Cheshire (Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography)

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