It’s always been about fear: UK government report finds government provoked anxiety over Covid-19

Government communications must focus on informing the public openly and honestly. This includes being frank about uncertainties in the data. At various points throughout the pandemic, data has been communicated with the apparent intention of creating a more favourable view of the Government —or even to provoke anxiety rather than help people understand risk. This is not acceptable.

Source: Government transparency and accountability during Covid 19: The data underpinning decisions – Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – House of Commons

The government failed to provide data supporting their policy decisions, as well.

When all is over with, there are many people who must be held accountable and treated with shame.