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Hancock: no evidence PPE shortages led to health and social care workers dying of Covid

Guardian, 10 Jun 2021
Matt Hancock played down the practice of discharging hospital patients into care homes without Covid tests during a joint hearing of two parliamentary select committees.

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The health secretary had previously claimed the government put a 'protective ring' around care homes, but he told MPs it had been 'very hard' to achieve. He also said in respect to health and social care there was 'no evidence that I have seen that a shortage of PPE provision led to anybody dying from Covid'

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