Boris Johnson’s former aide: Thousands died needlessly after Covid mistakes | RNZ News

“Tens of thousands of people died, who didn’t need to die,” Cummings added.

At a marathon seven-hour evidence session, the former Downing Street insider painted a picture of policy failure, dithering and a government that had no useful plan for handling a pandemic.

He told MPs: “The truth is that senior ministers, senior officials, senior advisers like me fell disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this.”

He added: “I would like to say to all the families of those who died unnecessarily how sorry I am for the mistakes that were made and for my own mistakes at that.”

Source: Boris Johnson’s former aide: Thousands died needlessly after Covid mistakes | RNZ News