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Report gives damning assessment of early UK response to Covid-19 pandemic

The British government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, missing a chance to contain the disease and leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a parliamentary report concluded Tuesday.In a damning assessment, a cross-party group of British MPs found government pandemic planning was too focused on flu. It said the government had failed to learn the lessons from the prior Sars, Mers and Ebola outbreaks, calling it “one of the most important public…


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