A parliamentary report confirms that the British government made “serious mistakes” in its action against the Corona virus

A parliamentary report confirms that the British government made “serious mistakes” in its action against the Corona virus
A parliamentary report confirms that the British government made “serious mistakes” in its action against the Corona virus

Posted in: 12/10/2021 – 16:42

A parliamentary report issued on Tuesday confirmed that the British government headed by Governor Boris Johnson made “serious mistakes” and delayed action when the Corona virus epidemic appeared, considering this “one of the biggest public health failures” in the country.

A parliamentary report issued on Tuesday confirmed that the British government had made “serious mistakes” and was late to act when… Corona Virus. “The decisions regarding closures and social distancing that were imposed in the early weeks of the pandemic are one of the biggest public health failures that I have witnessed,” the MPs said in the report. Britain Absolutely”.

The study, prepared by two parliamentary committees, shows that the government of Conservative Boris Johnson, on the advice of scholars, adopted a “gradual approach”, rather than imposing a closure quickly. She stated that until March 23, ministers sought “only to slow the spread of the epidemic” among citizens rather than stop its spread completely, in the hope of developing collective immunity.

The report notes that scientists advising the government “unanimously” on March 13 “that imposing measures aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19 completely will cause a second peak” in the outbreak of the epidemic.

Parliamentarians said it was “surprising” that it took so long for the government to realize that it was necessary to impose a complete closure, despite the availability of compelling evidence of this, such as a model developed by Imperial College London that showed that the epidemic, if not contained, could lead to the death of half million people, stressing that the closure is an “inevitable” measure.

The report highlighted the success of the vaccination campaign that began in December 2020. So far, more than 78% of those over 12 years of age have received the full vaccine against COVID-19.

For his part, Minister Steve Barclay defended on Sky News the government, saying that it “followed scientific advice” and “made decisions to act quickly,” referring to the vaccination campaign, which took place very quickly. On the decision to impose the closure, the minister admitted: “At that time, we were afraid that if we imposed the closure early, (the citizens) would not agree to stay in quarantine for a long time,” which ultimately did not happen.

The health affairs official in the Labor opposition, Jonathan Ashworth, considered that the conclusions of this report are “irrefutable” and show that “serious mistakes” were made.

The United Kingdom is one of the European countries worst affected by the Corona virus, with nearly 138,000 deaths.

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