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The Prospect Interview #166: The unofficial Covid-19 inquiry

Why did the UK get it so wrong?

By Prospect Team  

Last month, the UK had the highest Covid-19 death rate in the world, with over 113,000 deaths to date. It’s difficult to remember now, but when the nation first locked down last March experts warned that keeping the national death toll under 25,000 would be a good result. Editor Tom Clark is joined by science writer Philip Ball and columnist Gaby Hinsliff to discuss why the UK government got the virus so wrong—and what to expect now the vaccine has rolled out.

You can read Prospect’s cover story on the unofficial Covid-19 inquiry here

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