As we are heading into the second surge of the covid pandemic and with winter approaching, Richard Horton, Editor of the Lancet, gives context in which we can understand what went wrong in the UK and elsewhere from the beginning of the pandemic.

Why – in one of the richest countries in the world – have so many people died? And where do we go from here?

Richard Horton spoke to the AGM of Keep Our NHS Public just over a week ago – this video is well worth watching.

Horton’s short important book is also well worth reading – The Covid-19 Catastrophe: what’s gone wrong and how to stop it happening again (Polity, 2020)