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Profiteering over Covid PPE ‘disgraceful’, says UK government adviser

Sir John Bell says behaviour of certain companies during pandemic was ‘unacceptable’

A leading UK government adviser has criticised the “disgraceful” profiteering of some companies that sought contracts to provide personal protective equipment and Covid testing during the pandemic.

Speaking on Wednesday at a Royal Society conference on the science of Covid, Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University and the government’s life sciences adviser, said the behaviour of certain companies in the middle of the crisis was “extremely unacceptable”.

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