Session 9: The pandemic continues - What must happen now?
Watch session 9 (Wednesday 16 June) again: Previous sessions have heard testimony on government policies before and during the pandemic that have had a significant bearing on the impact of the pandemic on the population, the differential impacts on groups in the population, and on the success or failure to control the spread of coronavirus and the resulting high numbers of deaths and people suffering from long term effects of Covid-19. This concluding session takes an overview: as the Delta variant spreads in Britain, and the pandemic rages across the world, with billions unprotected by the vaccine, there are important questions of national and international consequence that need answers now.
Witnesses: Deepti Gurdasani | Clinical epidemiologist & statistical geneticist, Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning, Queen Mary Univ. of London, Kevin Courtney | Joint General Secretary, National Education Union, Stephen Cowan | Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Matt Western | MP for Warwick & Leamington - written statement read out, Jean Adamson | Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, Michael Bimmler | Public law barrister
Jean Adamson from Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice - 'we need a public inquiry now'
Professor Neena Modi questions Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union on the algorithm the Government attempted to use to mark GCSE and A level students last year
Deepti Gurdasani speaking as a witness at the People's Covid Inquiry, on what needs to happen next.
Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council Stephen Cowan on measures he took to take control of local care homes and stop the spread of Covid-19, way before national measures were in place.
Public law barrister tells us about the 2005 international health regulations and states mandatory obligations to prepare and respond to public health crisis.