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Public Health England could be cut as Boris Johnson admits the reaction of the coronavirus is "sluggish".


Public Health England's future is in doubt after Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that parts of the government's coronavirus response was "sluggish".

Before the 100th day of the blockade in the UK, Mr Johnson spoke to the country and said the failures in dealing with the pandemic had given the feeling of being in a "recurring bad dream".

Although he did not name Public Health England (PHE), sources said The Telegraph said they believed the prime minister was referring to the besieged agency.

He had previously criticized the panel's response to meetings with conservative MPs.

PHE was responsible for the initially chaotic test regime for corona viruses and for the decision to abandon the widespread persecution of the virus at the beginning of the crisis.

Public Health England's future is in doubt after Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted that parts of the government's coronavirus response was "sluggish".

The move is seen by many scientists as one of Britain's key mistakes in dealing with the pandemic.

Britain has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe.

PHE was also criticized for rejecting the offer from universities and private laboratories to conduct tests.

And on Tuesday, the agency was at the forefront of a painful public argument after the government ordered Leicester to be blocked to stop a new outbreak.

City councilors expressed anger at the lack of test data and information after the infection rate had risen in the past two weeks.

On Tuesday, Mr. Johnson said, "I know that there are many things people will say and say we were wrong, and we owe this discussion and honesty to the tens of thousands who died before their time, to families who have lost loved ones and of course there must be time to learn the lessons and we will. & # 39;

Before the 100th day of the blockade in the UK, Mr Johnson spoke to the country and said the failures in dealing with the pandemic had given the feeling of being in a "recurring bad dream". Pictured: A soldier passes a self test to a member of the public in Leicester

Before the 100th day of the blockade in the UK, Mr Johnson spoke to the country and said the failures in dealing with the pandemic had given the feeling of being in a "recurring bad dream". Pictured: A soldier passes a self test to a member of the public in Leicester

And when he talked about what was wrong with the official administrative system, he added: "The problems in our social security system, the parts of the government that seemed to respond so sluggishly that sometimes it seemed like a recurring bad dream when one says his feet run and your feet do not move. & # 39;

A former conservative health minister told The Telegraph: "I think PHE is for the pork chop, and the main problem is why we didn't start the tests earlier."

Former conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith added that he would "abolish PHE tomorrow" because it made decisions that "confused people".

Another alleged mistake by PHE is that, according to another source, it was "too slow" and forced the government to intervene to perform some of its functions.

The Joint Biosecurity Center has been reported to be set up in early June and set the COVID 19 alert level in the UK to accomplish the task that PHE should have done.

PHE was founded by Jeremy Hunt as Minister of Health to advise the government on public health issues.

PHE was responsible for the initially chaotic test regime for corona viruses and for the decision to abandon the widespread persecution of the virus at the beginning of the crisis. Pictured: The agency's managing director, Duncan Selbie

PHE was responsible for the initially chaotic test regime for corona viruses and for the decision to abandon the widespread persecution of the virus at the beginning of the crisis. Pictured: The agency's managing director, Duncan Selbie

It is an executive agency of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

Mr Johnson had previously indicated that PHE's existence could be threatened when he told the Tory MP in 1922 that he was planning to review a number of institutions after the pandemic ended.

The Telegraph added that Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Treasury is reviewing plans to implement plans for a new PHE base in Harlow, Essex.

Mr Johnson's comments came in a speech in which he promised to come out of the coronavirus crisis with a package of spending measures.

After the restart of his government, the Prime Minister promised to push "the most radical reforms of our planning system since the end of the Second World War."

He said the move that ministers will use to ax the bureaucracy would pave the way for an "infrastructure revolution" that would now create jobs and improve productivity in the long run.

Mr. Johnson said the government wanted to "build, build, build," but added that he would "better build back, go greener, build back faster."

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will head a new unit called "Project Speed" to accelerate large infrastructure projects and identify system bottlenecks that need to be addressed.

The prime minister indicated that he would also take the bulldozer to parts of the Whitehall machine and said he was frustrated with the "sluggish" response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Johnson's comments came in a speech in which he promised to come out of the coronavirus crisis with a package of spending measures

Mr Johnson's comments came in a speech in which he promised to come out of the coronavirus crisis with a package of spending measures

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