Jonathan Ashworth – 2021 Comments on the Indian Variant

The comments made by Jonathan Ashworth, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 20 May 2021.

This is deja vu and echoes the mistakes made last year with Boris Johnson’s ‘whack-a-mole’ approach.

It beggars belief that yet again local health experts on ground have been left in the dark for two weeks when we know acting with speed is vital to containing an outbreak.

Ministers need to explain what’s gone wrong and provide local health directors with all the resources they need to push infections down.