Dominic Cummings calls for 'very hard look' at handling of Covid crisis


Boris Johnson’s former top aide says health department was ‘smoking ruin’ when pandemic struck

Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings has called for an investigation into the government’s handling of coronavirus and described the Department of Health and Social Care as a “smoking ruin” when the crisis struck.

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Cummings told MPs there was a need for “a very, very hard look” at what went wrong and why, adding that problems at the DHSC had prompted him, along with Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, to argue for a separate taskforce to procure vaccines for the UK.

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