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Vilifying the presenter for documenting her husband’s plight is beneath contempt

It must take a special kind of person to sit in lofty judgment on Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway for making the documentary Finding Derek, about her husband Derek Draper’s year-long battle with the effects and after-effects of Covid-19. It would require an extraordinary mindset to witness all that suffering and effectively opine: “It’s morally repugnant how she’s invading her husband’s privacy. I’m better than her because I wouldn’t do that. I say to you now, as I sit in my pants and stained dressing gown, ranting online, that in the same circumstances I would be noble, wise and true, setting an ethical example for all to follow.”

Draper, a former Labour party adviser and lobbyist turned psychotherapist, was admitted to hospital last March and, for a time, placed in an induced coma. Since becoming Covid-free, he’s struggled with long-term effects, including heart and kidney failure, pancreatic and liver damage, holes in his lungs and potential cognitive damage.

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