Health Secretary admits to nineteen NHS staff while trying to weasel out of responsibility. The real number is far higher
This article was first published this morning when there were 28 known deaths. There are now 31.
Matt Hancock has finally ‘admitted’ that 19 NHS staff have died of COVID-19.
Except they didn’t. At least 31 have died – up from 28 just as of this morning.
Hancock used the admission to try to weasel out of the Tories’ responsibility for not providing PPE – personal protective equipment – that has constantly exposed NHS staff to infection.
He said he found it ‘very upsetting’.
Here is his attempt to minimise the death toll and avoid blame – and the names of the twenty-eight fallen heroes:
Eight days ago, Hancock said ‘and some nurses’ had died.
He did not explain why the government falsely claimed last night that the number could not be released because family permission was needed, but could release it less than a day later.
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