Government likely to lose legal case over handling of Covid-19
A government minister has admitted that the government will “probably lose” a legal case over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The case, which is expected to be heard in the courts in the coming months, centers on the government’s decision-making regarding the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.
The legal case is being brought by a group of families who have lost loved ones to the virus, and who argue that the government failed to take adequate measures to protect the public. The families also claim that the government’s policies led to unnecessary deaths and suffering.
The inquiry, which is expected to start soon, will look at the government’s response to the pandemic, and will consider what lessons can be learned for future outbreaks. The inquiry will be streamed online, and members of the public will be able to watch live.
The Guardian newspaper has called for the inquiry to be effective, arguing that previous inquiries into public policy issues have often failed to deliver meaningful results. The newspaper also criticized former Chancellor George Osborne for his role in dismantling the UK’s safety net, which it claims has contributed to the high death rate from Covid-19 in the country.
Meanwhile, in the US, an op-ed in the Independent newspaper has urged Americans to consider whether former President Donald Trump’s claims that the pandemic was a conspiracy theory were in fact correct. The article argues that despite its flaws, the Trump administration was right to call for travel restrictions and to invest in vaccines and treatments for the virus.