How did the UK get to 100,000 coronavirus deaths? – BBC Newsnight
More than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the government’s actions, saying: “We truly did everything we could.”
“I’m deeply sorry for every life lost,” he said.
A total of 100,162 deaths have been recorded in the UK, the first European nation to pass the landmark.
How did the UK get to this grim milestone? What could have been done differently?
Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports. Kirsty Wark is joined by Sage member Proffesor Calum Semple, Co-founder of campaign group Covid Justice UK, Jo Goodman, and Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood.
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