Dr Death and the Hancock Delusion
The scale of incompetence and negligence exposed by the Covid Inquiry has been even worse than predicted. So why is the press so determined to look the other way?
With each day that passes, yet more damning revelations emerge from the Covid Inquiry.
This week alone we learned that:
The Government ignored warnings from Public Health England not to release Covid patients into care homes
Matt Hancock’s media adviser suggested that people in care homes were “near the end regardless”
Ministers failed to give protective equipment to care homes until dozens of outbreaks had already begun
Hancock didn’t even bother reading minutes from the Government’s SAGE committee of scientific advisers at the start of the pandemic
Ministers tried to sneak out plans to exempt hunting and shooting from Covid restrictions, saying “we need to be VERY careful on how it is presented.”
The first lockdown was imposed at least three weeks later than it should have been, leading to “many many lives” being lost
These are just a few examples of the sheer incompetence and negligence which has been exposed by the Inquiry so far.
Yet aside from a Times front page today which uncritically repeats Boris Johnson’s own justifications for his negligence, it has still received only a small fraction of the coverage it really deserves.
So what’s really going on here and why is the British press so determined to look the other way, as the single biggest Government failure of modern times is exposed?