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  • has been further attention today on care homes in the U came.

  • Whether the government is adequately supporting them was Atkins has been looking into this for us.

  • Unfortunately, more than 11,000 people have died in UK care homes during this pandemic and the government continues to face questions about whether it's decisions exacerbated the situation.

  • First of all, let's hear from the head of the organization which represents the industry in England, has been giving evidence at a parliamentary committee today despite what has been said there were cases, I think of people who either didn't have a coat with 19 status or were symptomatic who were discharged into cabs.

  • Now, given that the curves are full of people with underlying health conditions, I think we should have looked at focusing on where the people at most risk were rather thinking about.

  • Cheaper organizations by the former Prime minister.

  • Gordon Brown has had some fierce criticism for the government, has contributed to a new think tank, reports on this issue and has been speaking to the BBC.

  • Well, I've come to this not because I want to involve myself from the political arguments, but because I've seen two friends die.

  • I've seen people who are workers, a care, homes, risking their lives to save homes on.

  • I've seen the figures which showed that half the deaths in Scotland where we've done this report are in care homes.

  • And it's tragic that even today, not all care home residents and no all care home workers have been tested.

  • While the government, for its part, says most care homes more than 60% it says remain free from covert 19.

  • The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has also said the industry is being given unprecedented support from the start.

  • We worked hard to protect those in social care.

  • In early March, we put £3.2 billion into social care, half through the NHS and half through local authorities.

  • And we repeatedly set out and strengthened guidance for infection control and support.

  • Well, once the UK is passed this first wave of Kobe in 19 there will, of course, be plenty of lessons to be learned.

  • BBC's Vicky Young in Westminster.

  • This is, of course, about what went wrong and who might be to blame.

  • It is Aziz well about learning lessons and making sure it doesn't happen again, particularly I think with what's happened in care homes now, listening to some of those who work in the sector, you could really hear their anger on frustration that they've set for a long time that they think that the health service on the care sector, they do need to be much more integrated now.

  • We've heard that from various governments for years and years and years, and it simply hasn't happened.

  • And I think this epidemic really has exposed some of the floors in the system.

  • Now there are three things to bear in mind here.

  • March was the month when the virus started to spread rapidly in the UK We heard Matt Hancock refers, which is then, and we know that in March, the government abandoned efforts to test track and trace because of a lack of testing capacity.

  • It also chose to lock down later than its European neighbours.

  • Despite the threat of the virus being known on as the head of care, England said just now it allowed patients to be discharged from hospitals to care homes without a test on.

  • All three of those decisions are believed to have impacted on the U.

  • K's ability to contain the virus, though the government has defended its actions throughout.

  • We had better news today that the number of new deaths in care homes has fallen for a second week in a row in the UK on while the political route continues here, we should say that this is an issue affecting a great number of countries.

  • World Health Organization, in fact, has called the impact of Kobe 19 on care homes on unimaginable human tragedy and estimates that half of Europe's fatalities have bean in care homes, which in part is directly connected to the fact that the virus is a far greater threat to people over the age of 70.

  • But it's not necessarily that simple.

  • British MPs today heard evidence from Hong Kong because despite being close to the source of the outbreak in mainland China, it's had zero deaths in care homes.

  • We do a very good job in either reason.

  • So what do we have any prison, in fact, that we isolate that person in hospital for treatment, but the thing time we advisory or the coast contact people into separate as the reasons and the current agenda for 14 techniques for operation and they did a test record rally within the 14 thing to make sure they don't have to write what while questions are already being asked as to whether strategies like this should have been used in countries which have seen far higher death tolls in care homes, one of those countries is Canada.

  • This article from The Washington Post highlights that 81% of its 6000 Corona virus fatalities have bean in long term care facilities.

  • And perhaps this statistic demonstrates how some governments mis read the threat of the virus while they understandably focused on the capacity of their hospitals.

  • Less attention, perhaps, was paid to the vulnerability of care, homes and the people living in them.

  • This is Canada's prime minister last month.

  • If you're angry, frustrated, scared, you're right to feel this way, we can do better.

  • We need to do better because we are failing our parents, our grandparent's, our elders, the greatest generation who built this country when it's a safe.

  • Georgie Smith, a CBC reporter in Vancouver, the country's first outbreak and death occurred here in B C and A care home in North Vancouver in March, but by far the hardest hit parts of the country are in the east.

  • Provinces like Ontario and Quebec last month requested the assistance of the Canadian military in an effort to contain the virus in seniors and long term care hunts.

  • More than 1600 soldiers were deployed, and in a sign of just how difficult it is to contain this virus, a dozen of the soldiers that were sent and now infected federal guidelines were put in place to restrict access to these care.

  • Hands and stuff were prevented from working between facilities.

  • There are calls for a public inquiry into the management of this crisis and a general acknowledgement that Canada's network of long term care homes was left exposed by critical stuff shortages, a lack of investments and cramped living conditions.

  • Well for more on the care home situation in the UK and strongly recommend this excellent article by the BBC's health correspondent, Nick Trickle, which was posted today.

  • In it, Nick notes, there are already calls for a public inquiry into this.

  • Part of the story on that inquiry would appear to be an inevitability At some point in the future.

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