19 Jun 2023

David Cameron admits not enough done in government preparation for pandemic like Covid-19

Health and Social Care Editor

David Cameron has admitted that not enough was done to confront the possibility of a pandemic caused by an asymptomatic disease similar to Covid-19.

He was giving evidence to the Covid inquiry and said that the focus when he was prime minister between 2010-2016 was on preparing for a flu-type pandemic.

He was also pressed on how far the cost-cutting austerity of his government could have contributed to the UK’s high death rates.