Covid report: UK’s early response worst public health failure ever
A report by MPs says the UK’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the worst ever public health failures.
The government approach – backed by government scientists – was to try to manage the situation and in effect achieve herd immunity.
The 150-page report highlights successes too – including the vaccination rollout.
However, most of the UK’s papers and news sites are reporting on the failures, with some papers asking whether resignations should start rolling in, the heroes and the shocking blunders.
The majority of the COVID failures are directly attributable to the Government. #COVIDReport
It never had to be this way for any of us. #ToryCovidCatastrophe
It wasn't COVID. It was the Tories. pic.twitter.com/v8vBPXTX0V
— Sunny Lathia (@SunnyL723) October 12, 2021
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