From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives? – podcast

A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father

In the hours before Liverpool faced Atlético Madrid at Anfield in a crucial Champions League match in March, the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic. But like other major events in Britain at the time, the government was content to let the match go ahead, allowing upwards of 50,000 people – many travelling from Madrid – to gather in close proximity.

One of those there that night was Simon Renoldi, who tells Anushka Asthana that days later he took to his bed with all the symptoms associated with Covid-19. Shortly afterwards, his father, who worked with him in the family pub, fell ill and died.

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A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father In the hours before Liverpool faced Atlético Madrid at Anfield in a crucial Champions League match in March, the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic. But like other major events in Britain at the time, the government was content to let the match go ahead, allowing upwards of 50,000 people – many travelling from Madrid – to gather in close proximity. One of those there that night was Simon Renoldi, who tells Anushka Asthana that days later he took to his bed with all the symptoms associated with Covid-19. Shortly afterwards, his father, who worked with him in the family pub, fell ill and died. Continue reading…

UK news, Coronavirus outbreak, Sport, Liverpool, Liverpool, Champions League, Football, Politics

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