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COVID-19: ‘Serious errors’ by ministers and scientific advisers ‘cost thousands of lives’ during pandemic, says report by MPs

SKY News

By Tom Clarke, science and technology editor

October 12, 2021

Thousands of lives were lost due to delays and mistakes made at the start of the COVID pandemic by both ministers and their scientific advisers according to a highly critical report by MPs.

A pandemic plan based too much on influenza and “groupthink” among public health officials meant early opportunities to delay the spread of COVID were missed, even though lockdowns, testing and isolation strategies were working in other countries, the report found.

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