Almost 80% of respirators in the national pandemic stockpile were out of date when coronavirus hit the UK. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
Channel 4 News has obtained detailed stock lists that reveal exactly what was held, on the day coronavirus was declared an international emergency.
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