Several weeks into the global lockdown, many countries are grappling with strategies to exit. In the UK, where fatalities are now more than 30,000, about 70% of Brits favour maintaining the lockdown, despite damage to the economy.

This is partly because when Brits look at how many other countries — such as New Zealand, Germany and South Korea — have managed to flatten the curve, their government’s leadership and handling of the coronavirus crisis seems shambolic by comparison. Most Brits fear the exit strategy will be similarly disastrous...

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