Channel 4 investigation revealed at least 85 million pieces of protective equipment were inadequate – and worse. In spite of Tory promise only 49 pieces had been tested out of millions and many were were an active health hazard
Channel 4 News has revealed that an astonishing 85 million pieces of expired personal protective equipment (PPE) – which the Tories had repeatedly promised had all been tested and were safe – was not only inadequate protection, but in many cases actively dangerous to the health of those who wore them.
Only 49 of millions had been tested.
Much of the stock of masks and respirators was eventually withdrawn and destroyed – but unknown quantities were used by front-line health workers, putting their and their families’ health at risk and in all likelihood costing lives:
Johnson and Hancock have consistently spouted dangerous nonsense during the coronavirus crisis, from their ‘herd immunity‘ plan, to their insistence they did not need to shut down schools or major gatherings, to their testing fiasco.
Now yet another Tory claim proven to be not just utter manure but lethal to the wellbeing of those the government is supposed to support and protect – and all to hide their complete arrogance, bankruptcy and guilt.
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