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There are real questions to ask about the fundamental problems of the Government’s pandemic response.
As with the Iraq War, the public is none too appreciative when it realises it has been misled, not least thanks to dodgy data.
With better medicine – as well as the threat of more rebellions – it’s no wonder the Government is easing Covid restrictions.
Labour’s Dawn Butler was one of the few to battle for the rights of the individual over the state.
The paradox of the NHS Test and Trace app is it becomes disruptive when it is effective.
Nadhim Zahawi also says the government is looking at test and release – upload 5 days of lateral flow tests to avoid isolation as piloted.
The former claim that Ministers are moving too slowly; the latter that they’re moving too fast – or that they shouldn’t move at all.
That is why Reform is today calling for a new Civil Contingencies Select Committee, dedicated solely to scrutinising government’s resilience capabilities.
Furthermore, critics of the programme are alarmed by the rising costs. But will they ever acknowledge that ‘lockdown sceptics’ warned about these?
The Government has put lateral flow tests at the heart of its plans to ease lockdown.
Our vaccine success is only likely to be reproduced if ministers concentrate on seeking out the best, not the cheapest, people in any given field.
While the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be here in the global battle with Coronavirus, it makes sense to plan for the unexpected.