A patient being assessed at a drive-in clinic in Dover, UK
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THE first confirmed case of covid-19 in Brighton was around 1 February. I know this because I had been to a friend’s 50th birthday party that night. Having left early, I didn’t know anything was wrong until I received a cryptic text from the host, something about us meeting up “when this is all over”. I disregarded it.
I later discovered that somebody at the party had been in contact with this first confirmed case, so several guests had to self-isolate. Many were …