The admission was startling. A fortnight ago, as Britain passed the grim milestone of 100,000 Covid deaths, the Prime Minister told the nation he was ‘deeply sorry’ for every life lost and insisted his Government ‘did everything we could’. It was an unusually sombre pause for Boris Johnson, whose dogged determination throughout the pandemic saw him furiously clapping the NHS on the doorstep of No 10 just hours before he himself was rushed to hospital with the virus. In mid-January, at the peak of our second wave, Britain was suffering the worst death rate in the world in terms of fatalities per million head of population, according to University of Oxford figures. So how did we get here? Boris Johnson, pictured on April 2, 2020 clapping for the NHS outside his flat in Number 11 Downing Street admitted last month he was ‘deeply sorry’ for the level of Covid deaths in the UK, but insisted that the government ‘did everything we could’ Should we have locked down weeks sooner? Experts say a huge part of our bleak situation is linked to the overall state of the nation’s health – meaning, in part, the ultimate toll may well have been all… Read full this story
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