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QUESTIONS: Fatima Loughran with a photo of her mum, Sarah Abeton, who died 10 days after her Covid jab. Photo: Mark Condren

QUESTIONS: Fatima Loughran with a photo of her mum, Sarah Abeton, who died 10 days after her Covid jab. Photo: Mark Condren

QUESTIONS: Fatima Loughran with a photo of her mum, Sarah Abeton, who died 10 days after her Covid jab. Photo: Mark Condren

Families who lost loved ones to Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes in the third wave of the pandemic are coming forward in increasing numbers to demand an inquiry into the deaths, a leading advocacy group for older people has said.

Bereaved relatives pressing for an inquiry include Fatima Loughran, whose mother tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day she received the vaccine, and Dr Judith Butler, who contracted the virus in a nursing home days after she was vaccinated. Both have questioned the speed of the rollout to vulnerable elderly people.


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