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Don't let fears about the Indian variant stop us thinking rationally about risk
Paul Dolan and Christian Krekel
May 2021
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Tags: covid-19; equality; jobs; wellbeing

Now that those at greater risk of developing a serious case of COVID-19 have been vaccinated, B.1.617.2 - the 'Indian variant' - is less of a danger to the UK. Paul Dolan, Christian Krekel and George Wharton (LSE) argue that the biggest concern is now people whose lives and livelihoods are harmed by lockdowns. These harms are hard to quantify, but no less real.