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June 13, 2023
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ADPH Statement to Covid-19 Public Inquiry

Over 220,000 people in the UK alone lost their lives to this virus, with many people experiencing the enduring pain of long covid, and as we have heard, many who have lost loved ones and colleagues, and care and health staff who have experienced significant trauma. Our hearts are with them all. The scale of this loss heightens considerably the fundamental moral obligation on all of us to ensure that when the next pandemic comes, as it will, we are absolutely prepared to respond in a way which delivers the minimum possible loss to life and harms to people. Keeping faith with those who have been lost, bereaved or harmed entails that above all else we lay seriously to heart this shared obligation to articulate systems, structures, working cultures and behaviours which will deliver that goal.

Prof Jim McManus
ADPH President
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