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COVID-19 & Lockdowns
Total 8 Posts

COVID: How incorrect assumptions and poor foresight hampered the UK’s pandemic preparedness

5 min read
Matt Hancock said the UK’s pandemic planning was wrong and focused on the consequences rather than the prevention of COVID-19, and failed to recognise the similarities between COVID-19 and SARS.

Brexit obsession left UK vulnerable to COVID, ex-Cabinet Office director reveals

3 min read
A former official said the UK Government neglected its pandemic preparedness due to its obsession with Brexit, adding that the government did not plan for lockdowns, social support, or PPE, and ignored the health inequalities and vulnerabilities of the poor and ethnic minorities.

COVID pandemic: Three years on, and nobody wants to talk about it (and why we should)

5 min read
The world has mentally moved on from the pandemic, but the ramifications are still widespread. And there’s a lot we can learn.

China-bashing is being used to normalise mass-disability and loss of life

4 min read
China’s Zero COVID policy is being criticised as a means of legitimising the abandonment of public health in the West.

COVID inquiry: the UK government’s pandemic response was often not ‘guided by the science’ – yet now scientists are under fire

5 min read
An ongoing narrative seeks to shift the blame away from the government for mismanagement of the pandemic, by depicting it as beholden to all-powerful scientists.

Boris Johnson fined by police over partygate.

5 min read
The British prime minister, his wife and the chancellor of the exchequer are all in legal trouble over lockdown gatherings. What happens next?

Four experts examine the big successes and failures of the COVID response so far.

6 min read
In the two years since COVID was declared a pandemic, vaccines and treatments have been rapidly developed – yet millions worldwide have died.
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