Coronavirus latest news: Boris Johnson to deliver Covid press briefing as England gets eight new Omicron cases

TeaCampaigners have said the voices of those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19 should be at the center of public scrutiny over the government’s handling of the pandemic.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised in May to conduct a full, independent public inquiry into the COVID pandemic, saying it would begin in the first half of next year.

Now, the Covid-19 Bereaved Family for Justice, a campaign group that was instrumental in getting the government to agree to an investigation, has published a report stating the key areas they say the investigation covers. needed.

In the report’s preface, Joe Goodman and Matt Fowler, who both lost their father to COVID, said that a comprehensive, independent, public inquiry was the only way to learn lessons from the pandemic and prevent any future loss of life. was the way.

He continued: “It is our sincere hope that this report will help the government and the future chairman of the inquiry understand the perspectives of those who have experienced the pandemic for the first time, and to ensure that their voices are heard in this situation.” It is at the center of the investigation.”

You can read the full story from our Global Health Protection Deputy Editor, Anne Gulland, Here.

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