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1.12.21 Press conf.PNG

17 July 2022 The Canary
Government advised to withhold evidence from coronavirus inquiry as we cross 200,000 deaths Tom Coburg.


21 Jan 2022  BMJ

Honours shouldn't be handed out until after the public covid-19 inquiry
Phil Hammond.


25 October 2021  Independent SAGE and Keep Our NHS Public 

Building a consensus for health, care and support services fit for the pandemic era

15 January 2022 The Lancet
The UK People's Covid Inquiry John Puntis

14 January 2022 
Letter to Lancet from John Puntis published in EU by Supply Chain Council of the European Union (SCCEU)



'Misconduct in Public Office - Why did so many thousands die unnecessarily?'
1 December 2021


Huffington Post
UK Government Accused Of ‘Misconduct In Public Office’ Over Handling Of Covid Graeme Demianyk,



Tories guilty of 'misconduct' over thousands of Covid deaths, major report finds

Martin Bagot Health and Science editor

Government ‘should face charges over failing vulnerable and ignoring warnings’Harrison Jones

Wales Online
UK Government accused of ‘misconduct in public office’ over handling of pandemic in England

Jemma Crew, PA Social Affairs Correspondent and Steve Houghton

Evening Standard
Government accused of ‘misconduct in public office’ over pandemic handling, Jemma Crew


Daily Mail online
Government accused of `misconduct in public office´ over pandemic handling

Morning Star
Government’s ‘gross negligence” contributed tens of thousands of avoidable deaths

Government accused of ‘misconduct’ over Covid pandemic handling


Editorial: Misconduct in public office? A new report details the case against the Westminster government

Professor Martin McKee

News: Covid-19: Government was “grossly negligent” in its handling of pandemic, says people’s inquiry

Byline Times
This Lawyer Thinks Boris Johnson Could be Prosecuted for Misconduct, Here’s Why & How
Sam Bright and Adrian Goldberg,


Roy Lilley’s Blog,
Jaw dropping…

GP online
GPs 'wrongly sidelined' in pandemic response, warns People's COVID Inquiry
Nick Bostock

Ministers should face misconduct charges over Covid crisis, say UK campaigners


Bloomberg Westminster:

People's Covid Inquiry  Last 10.20 mins  (23.40 mins total)

Counterfire online
Government guilty of gross negligence finds The People’s Covid Inquiry

The London Economic
Government guilty of ‘misconduct in office’ over Covid crisis, inquiry finds


BBC Radio 4 Today Programme


Talk Radio interview with Cristo Foufas
16.3--17.00 slot 04:10-16.20 mins


29 July 2021 British Medical Journal
Undermined and undervalued: how the pandemic exacerbated moral injury and burnout in the NHS  Jo Best





Session 9 The BMJ Opinion 15 October 2021

People's Covid Inquiry:  The Pandemic continues - What now?


Session 8 The BMJ Opinion 6 September 2021

People's Covid Inquiry: Impact on the population (2) Families, NHS staff, mental health 

Session 7 The BMJ Opinion 6 September 2021

People's Covid Inquiry: Profiteering from the people's health

Session 6 The BMJ Opinion 27 August 2021

People's Covid Inquiry: Inequalities and discrimination 

Session 5 The BMJ Opinion 27 August 2021

People's Covid Inquiry: Impact on frontline staff and key workers 

Session 4 The BMJ Opinion 23 July 2021
People’s Covid Inquiry: Impact on the population (1) Families, social care, and disabled people

Session 3 The BMJ Opinion 1 May 2021
People's Covid Inquiry: Did the UK Government adopt the right public health strategy? 

Session 2 The BMJ Opinion 1 July 2021
People's Covid Inquiry: How did the UK Government respond? 


Session 1 The BMJ Opinion 23 July 2021
People’s Covid Inquiry: How prepared was the NHS? 



9 July 2021 Left Foot Forward
People’s Covid Inquiry: ‘The pandemic has uncovered a government unfit for purpose’ Alexandra Warren

8 July 2021 The National (Scotland)

Tory 'incompetence' on Covid-19 exposed by inquiry 'refusal', says Michael Mansfield


8 July 2021 The BMJ
Billions spent on private contracts should have gone to public services, says people’s inquiry Richard Hurley


8 July 2021 Morning Star
'Tory failures led to 150,000 virus deaths’

People’s Covid Inquiry delivers damning first findings, concluding government ‘unfit for purpose’ in the crisis

7 July 2021 Channel 4 News
Daily Covid cases rising with experts fearing the impact of lifting Covid restrictions Victoria MacDonald

7 July 2021 Guardian

England’s reopening plan is a ‘dangerous experiment’ ministers told  Rachel Hall

7 July 2021 iNews
Prosecute ministers who acted with 'gross negligence' during pandemic says People's Covid Inquiry David Parsley




19 June 2021 The BMJ Letter

Re: Governments should be made to work harder to keep public trust  Drs John Puntis and Tony O'Sullivan

3 June 2021 Metro

Government accused of 'suppressing' Covid data ahead of Freedom Day Josh Ryan
Professor Stephen Reicher at Session 9 of People's Inquiry


27 May 2021 Metro
Michael Mansfield QC says the public does not yet know the full truth behind the stinging claims made by Dominic Cummings. QC says Dominic Cummings’ assault ‘confirms worst fears’ on Covid respo


23 May 2021 iNews
Private hospitals provided average of seven Covid beds a day despite £2bn Government contracts David Parsley

20 May 2021 Morning Star
Private hospitals 'kept afloat' with NHS cash despite providing less healthcare than before pandemic 


18 May 2021 British Medical Journal
What went wrong in the UK’s covid-19 response? Martin McKee


17 May 2021 Independent
The British public deserve answers now, not next spring. So we started our own Covid inquiry Michael Mansfield


12 May 2021 Morning Star online
Public inquiry into pandemic handling cautiously welcomed

12 May 2021 Russia Today
'I'm not certain I trust his word' | Doctor on PM's Covid inquiry announcement John Puntis

10 May 2021 Left Foot Forward

NHS doctor: BAME people ‘almost discriminated against’ by virtual healthcare Samantha Wathen

1 May 2021 British Medical Journal 
People’s Covid Inquiry: Did the UK government adopt the right public health strategy? Jacky Davis


30 April 2021 The Guardian Letters
A crucial independent inquiry into Covid is already under way John Puntis, Tony O'Sullivan, Michael Mansfield

23 April 2021 Left foot forward
Unsafe and unsupported: The People’s Covid Inquiry hears testimony from frontline workers 

Samantha Wathen


23 April 2021 Morning Star online
Keyworkers felt unsafe and unsupported during pandemic due to lack of government preparedness, people’s inquiry hears

19 April Russia Today UK 
Survey shows NHS bosses worried about staff exodus John Puntis


15 April The Times
We must scrutinise the government’s handling of the pandemic Michael Mansfield

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March/April Public Sector Focus Issue 33

We need answers now, that's why I'm chairing the People's Inquiry Michael Mansfield

12 April 2021  British Medical Journal 

‘Sixty seconds on … a covid-19 inquiry’ 


8 April 2021 Morning Star
Government abandoned care homes during pandemic, People's Inquiry hears


25 March 2021 Liverpool Echo

Sage expert warns coronavirus may never be eradicated

25 March 2021 Left Foot Forward
Why we’re holding a Covid inquiry now, not waiting for the government Samantha Wathan

24 March 2021 Tribune Mag
It's Time for a People's Covid Inquiry, Tony O'Sullivan


19 March 2021 The Guardian
Letters What a public inquiry into Covid must cover


March 2021  Morning Star
Two thirds of the public blame government policy for contributing to Britain’s Covid death toll

11 March 2021 Manchester Evening News.
20,000 lives could have been saved had lockdown happened sooner, inquiry hears

6 March 2021 The Lancet
It’s time to ask questions and learn lessons Richard Horton

4 March 2021
Two thirds of UK believe Government could have done more to reduce Covid death toll, new poll suggests

24 February 2021 BMJ Opinion
We need a people’s covid-19 inquiry now John Puntis

24 February 2021 Huffington Post

People's Covid Inquiry To Look Into Government's Handling Of Coronavirus

19 February 2021 The House
The People’s Covid Inquiry will scrutinise the government’s handling of the pandemic while we still have time to effect change Michael Mansfield

15 February 2021 Politics
Human rights lawyer Michael Mansfield heads up People’s Covid Inquiry into Government’s pandemic response

5 February 2021. Morning Star.
NHS campaigners launch ‘Peoples Covid Inquiry’ into 100,000 coronavirus deaths


24 March 2019 Byline Times Podcast

The People’s Covid Inquiry Interview with Michael Mansfield (38:30 in)

8 March. Double Down News DDN
What do Hillsborough, Bloody Sunday & the Murder of Stephen Lawrence have in common with Covid-19?

8 February 2021. Russia Today.
Interview with John Puntis on the need for a People’s Covid Inquiry

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