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Coronavirus doctor’s diary: ‘We’re no longer heroes – this is the new normal’

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Bradford does indeed seem to have coped well in recent weeks, balancing the health consequences of the virus with the economic consequences of restrictions. Numbers of cases have risen much less steeply than in some other northern cities, Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds, for example (see the graph above). We keep looking for signs of hope in the plateauing of the curves, but if there is one certainty that Covid-19 has taught us, it is never to be certain.

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