New figures hint at scale of Tory cover-up of front-line deaths
The latest ONS mortality statistics for England and Wales show that 237 health and care workers and 47 teachers have been killed by the coronavirus up to 23 April – deaths in the three weeks since are not included.
The government’s admitted figures at the time did not remotely reflect this reality.
The government only told the NHS to start recording staff deaths separately almost a week later – despite Matt Hancock being forced to admit almost a month earlier that he had no idea how many nurses had died and being told that the NHS was not recording them:
The latest ONS figures and the government’s ‘back to work, back to school’ shambles this week put beyond any sensible doubt that the Tories have no concern for the wellbeing of either the people of the UK or of the front-line heroes who care for them and their children.
They do, of course, care about covering their backsides and avoiding accountability.
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