Britain must learn from ‘big mistakes’ on Covid, says report

Britain must learn from ‘big mistakes’ on Covid, says report

Britain must learn from ‘big mistakes’ on Covid, says report

The Times says the government made “big mistakes” in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the first official report into Britain’s response has found. It urges swift changes to prevent a repeat.

“Group-think” among ministers, scientific advisers and civil servants meant that a lockdown was not brought in quickly enough early last year, ranking as “one of the most important public health failures the United Kingdom has ever experienced”.

The poor performance of NHS Test and Trace, which failed in its stated ambition to prevent future lockdowns, acted as a “drag anchor” on efforts to tackle the pandemic, a joint report from the Commons science and technology and health and social care select committees found.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/britain-must-learn-from-big-mistakes-on-covid-says-report-0ssp3f6qk


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