What governments aren’t telling you about the Covid-19 pandemic – Pilger

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RT’s Going Underground speaks to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger about the coronavirus pandemic.

He discusses the fact that the Conservative government was warned about shortages leaving the National Health Service vulnerable in pandemics four years ago, the damage privatisation has done to the NHS, budget cuts which have seen bed capacities fall to record lows, his criticisms of the Boris Johnson administration’s response to coronavirus, the lack of mass testing in the UK which has been seen in other countries such as Germany, South Korea and China, the government blaming China for the coronavirus crisis, the threat to Julian Assange’s life as he is denied release from prison as coronavirus claims its first victim in Belmarsh Prison and more.

STATEMENT FROM ROBERT PESTON: “I take grave exception to the suggestion that I am favourable to any government or politicians. John Pilger is wholly wrong.”

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