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Boris Johnson is casting blame on a sector that suffers from a lack of funding and understanding, and is desperately in need of a new funding model.
Covid-19 infections were around 50 per cent higher in care homes that used more agency workers.
For #LongCovid sufferers – around 5 per cent of those who catch the disease – debilitating symptoms drag on interminably.
The Prime Minister claims “too many care homes didn’t follow procedures” – but his government made the rules.
In France, Germany, Poland, Georgia and New Zealand, the British government’s handling of the pandemic is viewed as a cautionary tale.
Over the course of the pandemic, the UK’s overconfidence in theoretical modelling has several times been rudely exposed.
An ongoing study already provides a daily picture of Covid-19 in the UK – yet the government has failed to endorse the research.
There are several flaws in the government's test and trace programme, and they all add up to one big problem.
Unemployment and social isolation, combined with ingrained ideas about masculinity, can cause difficulties for men.
The $4.5trn industry has never seemed so seductive. But is it an elaborate confidence trick?
We have always known that progress in the face of this pandemic would come not with a bang, but with a whisper.