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Eliminating coronavirus will be expensive and difficult, but here's why it's preferable to suppression

Eliminating coronavirus will be expensive and difficult, but here's why it's preferable to suppression

Any approach to controlling an infectious disease has one of three broad aims: suppressing, eliminating or eradicating it. The UK's strategy so far has seemed to focus on suppressing the virus, trying to limit its spread, but we need to think about whether this is the best course of action.