Responding to today’s @CommonsSTC report APPG Chair @LaylaMoran said: "Although it is right that the committee have found their voice and their findings echo many of those made by the APPG over the past year, this report is notable by its silence on a number of key areas” (1/3)
“including the catastrophic mismanagement of schools, the continued under delivery on donations to COVAX and no mention of Long Covid in 151 pages.” (2/3
“This report is no substitute for the full public inquiry this government has promised and the government must now commit to releasing interim findings from this inquiry before the next general election.” (3/3)

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6 Oct
🧵 In yesterday’s session on the UK Government’s ‘winter plan’ MPs and Peers heard how the UK is more vulnerable to a Covid winter surge than its European neighbours.…
Professor Neil Ferguson warned that “we don’t have very much headroom” for an increase in cases in the months ahead.…
He added that Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal have much lower levels of Covid-19 than Britain and can therefore “afford to see something of a surge in transmission” without “unduly stressing” their health systems.…
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In a new report published today we have called on the government to urgently set out a timetable for the Covid-19 public inquiry, we believe it is essential that the inquiry publishes its interim findings prior to the next UK general election.…
In the report we recommend that the government also sets up a new statutory body to oversee the implementation of the inquiry’s recommendations and test future pandemic preparedness.
Moreover, rather than releasing the results at the end of the process, it should be transparent throughout with findings on different elements published as the inquiry progresses, and acted upon where necessary, without delay.
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7 May
** THREAD **

International Travel Report 📄

Summary of recommendations 👇🏼
1️⃣ The government should discourage all international leisure travel to prevent the importation of new variants & to reduce the risk of a third wave and further lockdowns. The government must also provide adequate financial support to businesses operating in the travel industry.
2️⃣ In the interim and going forward where essential international travel is
necessary, the UK government should improve Covid security in arrival halls at all UK entry points, including airports, ports and international train
stations. ✈️ 🚆
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6 May

New ONS figures show three in ten black people over 50 still haven't been vaccinated in England:

“Black Caribbean and black African people are the least likely over-50s to have got a jab, at 66.8% and 71.2% respectively.”…
🗣@CarolineLucas vice-chairwoman of the APPG on coronavirus, said community engagement has shown it is possible to “overcome deep-seated mistrust” but it must be done at the grassroots level rather than “imposed by Whitehall”.…
This pandemic has already exposed deep inequalities in our society.

We cannot allow schemes like vaccine passports to make this worse and alienate communities where vaccine take-up is already low…
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On Monday we published a report on overseas travel & #COVID19 variants.

“The group of more than 60 MPs and peers said the government should discourage people from travelling abroad unless it was essential.”…
Chair of the APPG @LaylaMoran explained why we are urging the government to discourage all non-essential foreign holidays this summer.

“I’d love to be on a beach - but it's just not safe for Brits to go on holiday yet”…
"We wouldn't want to have for the sake of one summer holiday us go backwards and have a further wave and a further lockdown." - @LaylaMoran…
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3 Dec 20
📑 Read the Interim Report published today here.

We’re here to breakdown some of the recommendations made by the APPG, which we’re calling on @BorisJohnson to consider👇🏼

The APPG recommends  that the UK government adopts the Covid-Secure UK plan as the long-term exit strategy to  protect both the health and the wealth of the UK until widespread immunity through  vaccination is achieved.  

Control. Suppress. Eliminate.

The APPG recommends that the UK government empowers local authorities to deliver a Find, Test, Trace, Isolate and Support system, backed up with proper financial support and assistance for those isolating.
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