Updated: Jul 14, 2021
Morning Star 7.2021
In view of the Government's stated intention to delay a review of the Covid crisis, the campaign group Keep Our NHS Public set up the Peoples' Covid Enquiry led by the distinguished human rights barrister Michael Mansfield. They have just issued an interim report which needs to be read as a matter of urgency, particularly given the complacency which is setting in with the belief that the vaccine role out is the complete answer to the problem. The enquiry took place with 9 sessions chaired by Michael Mansfield where each week experts and lay people gave evidence to a panel of senior health professionals. We were already talking about 100,000 deaths across the UK and now we have been told to expect more given the advent of a new ("Indian") variant that arrived in a period of lax border controls, particularly with people travelling to and from India where it was well known the situation had become out of control.