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It won’t bring my dad back, but I want to know what Johnson really said about lockdown | Lydia Brian

Only a public inquiry will reveal how the government’s attitude affected pandemic policy

  • Lydia Brian is a member of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group

When my sister told me that my dad may not be coming off his ventilator, I didn’t believe her. I insisted on speaking to the doctors myself. How could someone so fit and healthy be beaten by this virus?

He and my stepmother had both tested positive for Covid-19 27 days earlier. It was actually her we’d been more worried about, as she’s clinically vulnerable. He cycled all the time, and he ran marathons all over the world when he was younger. And then suddenly I was by his hospital bedside. I know it was a blessing that we even got to be with him, but dressed in our protective gear, it felt like something out of a horror movie. As I cried, tears smeared my goggles. Snot ran into my mask. My stepmum (“bonus mum”) tried to rest her face by his, but her visor kept getting in the way.

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