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Codenamed Exercise Cygnus, the three-day dry run for a pandemic carried out in October 2016 tested NHS hospitals and services. Too then and now the Tory led government deserved an F for Failure!!

Exercise Cygnus uncovered: the pandemic warnings buried by the government

Ministers were informed three years ago that Britain would be quickly overwhelmed by a severe outbreak amid a shortage of critical care beds, morgue capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE), an investigation has discovered.

Codenamed Exercise Cygnus, the three-day dry run for a pandemic carried out in October 2016 tested how NHS hospitals and other services would cope in the event of a major flu outbreak with a similar mortality rate to Covid-19.

The report on Cygnus's findings were deemed too sensitive by Whitehall officials to be made public.

by Oui on Sun Mar 29th, 2020 at 06:13:29 PM EST

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