UK’s ‘smoking ruin’ of a health department forced govt to take charge of Covid vaccine rollout, says PM’s ex-aide Cummings

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The UK’s Department of Health was a “smoking ruin” with a dire record on procuring Covid-19 supplies, forcing Downing Street to take over the vaccine rollout, the PM Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings said on Wednesday.

Johnson’s former policy chief, who dramatically resigned in November, was giving evidence to the Science Committee as he claimed “horrific Whitehall bureaucracy” had hampered the UK government’s response to the pandemic.

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