The UK’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been subjected to an inquiry, and a recent revelation has shocked many. According to reports, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made controversial statements about the government’s response to the pandemic during the inquiry. During a meeting with then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson on October 25, 2020, Sunak allegedly suggested that the government should “just let people die” instead of imposing a second national lockdown.
This information was revealed through a diary entry written by Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser on the Covid-19 pandemic. The note detailed the meeting attended by Johnson and Sunak. However, Sunak’s spokesman stated that he will present his position when he submits evidence to the inquiry rather than addressing each part individually.
The investigation is expected to continue until summer 2026 and is looking into the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in over 220,000 deaths in the UK alone. This news has sparked outrage and raised questions about how decisions were made during one of the most challenging times for humanity.