Covid-19 Daily Briefing
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The government’s decision to televise daily briefings from Downing Street may not be as much of a commitment to transparency as it is claimed to be.
Totally buried under the Dominic Cummings story is Boris Johnson’s decision to reopen schools on 1 June despite advice now by both SAGE and Independent SAGE that it would be a mistake to do so.
Most people believe the government was wrong to stop publishing international comparisons of COVID-19 death tolls at daily briefings. Many saw this as an attempt to cover up just how badly the UK has handled the pandemic.
Ministers must be truthful about coronavirus public health policies and decisions. Journalists must scrutinise and speak out when they are wrong and misleading the public.