Why did so many people die of Covid-19 in the UK's care homes?

The questions that need to be answered about government’s response to outbreak

Why did so many people die in care homes? That may be the most urgent question of the likely public inquiry into the UK’s Covid-19 response. The NHS wasn’t overwhelmed, but 16,000 residents of care and nursing homes have died so far, compared with fewer than 3,000 in Germany and none in Hong Kong. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, claims the government “threw a protective ring” around care homes. So, what went wrong?

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Why did so many people die of Covid-19 in the UK's care homes? ———

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