PHE Whistleblower: Political Pressure ‘Watered-Down’ PHE Care Home Guidance Over COVID Testing – Byline Times

This sounds very precise. Signatures on the sign off.

I’m guessing someone has preserved the evidence so the current denials will backfire.…
PHE “whistle-blower confirmed that, in March 2020, PHE’s internal advice from clinical staff was to ensure that any patients newly discharged into care homes had to be tested for COVID-19.”...
“Public Health England’s original advice was that people shouldn’t be released from homes and hospitals without being tested to ensure they are not carrying the disease,” they said.”
“That initial advice was signed-off by two PHE officials – Dr Eamonn O’Moore, director for health and justice; and Dr Julia Verne, head of clinical epidemiology – and was the case up to the period “just before the lockdown”, the source revealed.”

Very very precise.
And guess who applied the pressure.... She might come over as being ever so ever so....but she is without honesty and without decency by this account

"Health Minister Helen Whately..appointed to the post in Feb 2020 – “leaned on PHE” to alter the advice being published.

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