According to the cross-party Commons Health & Social Care and Science & Technology Committees, the Government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in our country’s history.
Read More: The Guardian
This utterly damning report outlines how the Government allowed infections to rise in an attempt to reach herd immunity and delayed critical lockdown measures resulting in huge loss of life.
It is clear from this report that monumental mistakes were made. Tragically, the report demonstrates that many of the more than 135,000 deaths recorded so far could well have been prevented if the Government had acted sooner.
Responding to the report, Afzal Khan MP, said:
“Reading this report is a painful confirmation that my Mum, my father-in-law, and my mother-in-law might still be here with me and my family today if the Government had made different decisions.
The failings laid out in this report must now be fully investigated by an independent, judge-led inquiry so that these tragic and fatal mistakes are not repeated and critical lessons are learned.”
You can read the report in full here: Coronavirus: lessons learned to date