My father died last April, but it feels like the government has learned nothing about the pandemic since then
As Dominic Cummings began speaking at the joint inquiry by the Commons’ health select committee and the science and technology committee into the handling of Covid-19 on Wednesday, sitting laid-back in his unbuttoned white shirt, I was intrigued. But I couldn’t have anticipated how agonising the next seven hours would be.
I lost my dad in the first wave of the pandemic in April 2020. He fell ill just after the first lockdown was announced. It started off with a temperature, then coughing, before later being taken to hospital.