Past and present bTB policies

28 Nov 2020

Pointing, S.

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How interesting to read the debate article on the UK’s past and present bTB policies (VR, 3/10 October 2020, vol 187, p 281) and to discover that we have arrived in 2020 in a much worse place than we were 50 years ago. It reminds me of the old joke about the car driver who stops to ask a local the best way to get from where he currently is to where he wants to go and the reply is, ‘Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here.’

In the case of bTB, if only we could travel back in time by 50 years and continue with the policies of those days – which appeared to be having a reasonable amount of success. Perhaps if those polices had been pursued we’d have already reached our destination by now.