Professor Kevin Fenton was named by government as ‘leading’ its review into the prevalence of BAME people among coronavirus victims. The government’s claim was false – and health expert Dr Kailash Chand says ‘whitewash’ report makes no recommendations in 89 pages
The government has been accused of lying to cover the sham of its twice-delayed investigation into why the coronavirus kills a far higher percentage of BAME – black, Asian and minority ethnic – sufferers than white.
The Tories had claimed that the government’s review of the death rate was being led by black surgeon Professor Kevin Fenton, with minister Kemi Badenoch repeating the claim in a Commons statement:
But this has been exposed as completely false. Public Health England (PHE) has admitted that Prof Fenton only ‘contributed’ to the report, leading Labour MP Dawn Butler to ask publicly whether Badenoch lied – and to announce that she had asked PHE for more information on the professor’s involvement:
If 9/11 was a new chapter in world history, COVID-19 is a new book. The UK’s chapter in that book would be headlined ‘Total failure of leadership.’Dr Kailash Chand
Now leading medic and health campaigner Dr Kailash Chand OBE has added his voice to those condemning the report as a sham, pointing out that in all its pages it makes not a single recommendation.
And he accuses Boris Johnson of a ‘total failure of leadership’ in the pandemic:
“Not a whitewash. It’s a blackwash“
Another senior BAME doctor told the SKWAWKBOX that he agreed with Dr Chand’s assessment – with one exception:
The report is a sham, an attempt to con people and distract from the government’s failures. Inflating Kevin Fenton’s involvement in the report to cover for its lack of substance is not a whitewash, though. It’s a blackwash, but they’re not fooling us.
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