There are growing calls for Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, to be sacked – after it was revealed that he advocated a policy on coronavirus that would have led to hundreds of thousands of deaths.
The Sunday Times has today published a long read on the dramatic events of the past month, as senior government figures debated the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The article reveals that Cummings was an earlier proponent of “herd immunity” – the idea that we should let coronavirus pass through the population, to build up widespread resistance to the disease.
According to the report, Cummings presented his plan at a private engagement at the end of February. Those present claim the plan was effectively: “herd immunity, protect the economy and if that means some pensioners die, too bad.”
However, at a meeting of scientific and medical experts on 12th March, Cummings realised that he had got things badly wrong.
“He realised he had helped set a course for catastrophe,” the article reads. In particular, a report published by Imperial College suggested that the government’s “herd immunity” strategy could lead to 250,000 deaths by mid-summer.
As a result, Cummings dramatically U-turned, and became an advocate for strict measures to ensure social distancing.
And so, these revelations have stoked renewed calls for Cummings to lose his job.
Indeed, we don’t know how many lives Cummings has, but surely he is running out. The Downing Street wannabe mafia boss, who hired a eugenicist to work for the Prime Minister, has also been accused of bullying government advisers.
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