Health Secretary has to check his notes before answering whether otherwise-healthy children have died from virus – but still gets it wrong then has to hurriedly correct himself
Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared on LBC today to answer questions about new coronavirus complications affecting children.
Asked by his interviewer how serious the disease can be and whether it has taken the lives of children, Hancock has to check his notes before answering.
That is bad enough, but Hancock still gets it wrong. He says at first that all the children who have died had underlying health issues – then has to rush to correct himself:
Hancock has attempted to portray empathy for victims and their families during his attempts to paint the government’s catastrophic handling of the pandemic as a success – but has repeatedly failed to give the real death toll among NHS staff.
That is appalling enough – but wouldn’t you think that of all the tragic victims of this avoidable disaster, any official with humanity would know the information on how many children had died without needing to look it up – and without getting it wrong?
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