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British PM Boris Johnson Closes Schools After Reversing Lax Virus Containment Plan

HeadlineMar 19, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered schools closed across the United Kingdom beginning Friday. Johnson reversed course this week after initially favoring a strategy to let the virus burn rapidly through the population in order to build “herd immunity.” He abandoned the approach after a study estimated that, without mitigation, a quarter of a million Britons could die. 

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