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Tuberculosis in Britain 2012

March 24, 2012

World TB Day today

Yesterday, on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, Professor Mike Kelly reminded us about the scandal of over 9,000 cases in the UK last year, a 5% rise.

The interviewer, James Naughtie, had a great opportunity to ask why. Is  telling people to eat, drink and smoke less, and exercise more, distracting public health doctors from their traditional role, preventing and treating infectious diseases?

Instead he wondered if the coalition government’s NHS Reform bill had distracted them!  Listen here.

Balanced broadcasting?  My elbow!

Jim Thornton

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