UK’s ‘policy approach of fatalism’ early in pandemic was major error, lawmakers say

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LONDON (Reuters) – The delay to England’s first coronavirus lockdown was a serious error based on groupthink that went unchallenged, lawmakers said in a report published on Tuesday, adding that failures in testing positive cases and tracing their contacts exacerbated the crisis. Parliament’s health and science committees have jointly published a 150-page report on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic after hours of testimony from more than 50 witnesses, include government policy, health and science advisers. Deficiencies in the COVID-19 response in Britain have been laid out in a series o…

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