Covid-19 UK - Minister refuses to apologise for govt's mistakes that cost lives

by 24britishtvOct. 12, 2021, 9:50 a.m. 20
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Coronavirus latest: MINISTERS made “big mistakes” that cost lives early in the Covid crisis but the jabs rollout was world class, MPs have said. Cabinet Office minister Stephen Barclay refuses to apologise on multiple occasions for the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parliament’s health and science committees published a damning 150-page report after grilling key government players in a year-long inquiry. They found the first lockdown in 2020 came too late, care homes were initially neglected, and the Test & Trace scheme was “slow and chaotic” and failed to prevent the need for lockdowns. But they agreed the vaccines rollout was “one of the most effective in the world”. Tory MPs Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark, who led the inquiry, said: “In responding to an emergency, it is impossible to get everything right. “The UK response has combined some big achievements with some big mistakes. It is vital to learn from both to ensure that we perform as best as we can during the remainder of the pandemic and in the future.” They said Covid was the “biggest crisis our country has faced in generations” and thanked NHS staff, scientists, public servants, businesses and volunteers. But the UK’s response was “inflexible” and scientific advice was not challenged enough, they said. Continue reading Ministers made ‘big mistakes’ that cost lives early in Covid crisis but jab rollout was world class, MPs say https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/16391671/ministers-big-mistakes-covid-crisis-jab-rollout-world-class/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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