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We don’t need another war on obesity


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According to media reports, Boris Johnson is planning to declare a war on fat in response to the links between obesity and severe coronavirus outcomes but such a campaign is “unlikely to yield the results its supporters want” says Emma Revell, Head of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

Writing for CapX, Emma suggests the Prime Minister’s personal circumstances should not dictate health policy and that responsibility for the Covid death toll falls with China for failing to disclose everything they knew about coronavirus and with public health organisations for failing to prepare for a pandemic.

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