The UK’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the subject of an inquiry, and a shocking revelation has come to light. According to reports, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made controversial comments about the government’s response to the crisis during a meeting with then Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 25 October 2020. Allegedly, Sunak suggested that the government should “just let people die” instead of implementing a second national lockdown.
This damning statement was documented by Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser on the Covid-19 pandemic, in his diary. Vallance relayed what he heard at the meeting to Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s top adviser during the pandemic. However, Sunak’s spokesman refused to comment on the matter and stated that the British Prime Minister will present his position when he submits evidence to the inquiry instead of addressing each part individually.
The investigation into the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and is expected to continue until summer 2026. The inquiry aims to shed light on how well-prepared Britain was for the crisis and how effectively it responded once it hit. With over 220,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in the UK alone, this inquiry is of utmost importance.