The health service’s “lack of capacity and lack of flexibility” has been “very, very alarming” over the coronavirus pandemic, according to Telegraph columnist and former editor, Charles Moore. Speaking to Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan on this week’s Planet Normal podcast, which you can listen to easily on the audio player above, he reveals why he believes the NHS needs to become more like the German health service, where healthcare isn’t provided by one central authority. As things stand, Charles Moore added, the country is only being locked down because of NHS capacity: “There isn’t really another overwhelming reason why we have to lockdown”.
Also on the podcast, Allison and Liam give their verdict on a bumpy week on both sides of the Atlantic, and Allison shares a positive update following last week’s interview with Planet Normal listener, Robert, who had been separated from his wife, Josephine for months because of care home lockdown rules.
Listen to Planet Normal, a weekly Telegraph podcast featuring news and views from beyond the bubble with columnists Liam Halligan and Allison Pearson, on the audio player above or subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your preferred podcast app.