Boris Johnson under fire for delaying Covid public inquiry until 2022

Bereaved families and experts say lessons should be learned quickly before a potential third wave

Boris Johnson has come under fire from experts and bereaved families for delaying until spring 2022 the newly announced public inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Work will now begin to appoint a chair and other potential panellists, and draw up terms of reference, with some hopeful that the inquiry will be led by a judge. The investigation is likely to start in a year’s time, Johnson told the Commons.

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