The COVID deaths are commemorated today. The “National Day of reflection” today also commemorates the beginning of the first COVID lockdown in the country three years ago. There are numerous online campaigns planned, but there are also memorial walls and a new monument.
A sculpture has been created in Sheffield to commemorate the victims of the pandemic and caregivers. Artist Georg King said the coronavirus is having an impact on everyone. It was a difficult period for everyone in one way or another.
The British aid organization Covid Aid shows various events and help for mourners on its website. Schools and other organizations are invited to create moments of remembrance and reflection.
Beginning of the pandemic, more than 220,000 people have died in the UK with Covid-19 as the cause on the death certificate. This makes the country one of the most affected countries in Europe by the virus.
A health expert from Imperial College London blames the British government. Azeem Majeed spoke to the German news agency about an “insufficient response to the pandemic at the beginning”. After the initial period, a better approach has been established with fast and consistent vaccination rounds.