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We need a real-time coronavirus inquiry

The former chair of the health and liaison committees says this is the only way to restore public trust

By Sarah Wollaston  

Former Tory MP Sarah Wollaston arrives at Code Node in London ahead of the first major speech by Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson since she was elected last month.

As if the disastrous undermining of public health by Dominic Cummings was not bad enough, the chair of the UK Statistics Authority, David Norgrove, has this week published an excoriating rebuke to the Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock. His calm wording is in sharp contrast to its scathing criticism of the way government spin has not only needlessly confused the facts but is actively getting in the way of efforts to control the spread of…

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