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Dominic Cummings, a former adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been criticized for managing the epidemic, initially accusing it of seeking “collective immunity” and announcing himself to the government three days before appearing before a parliamentary committee.
In a series of tweets released Saturday night, Dominic Cummings said that when the epidemic hit the country in early 2020, the executive’s plan was to allow the virus to spread, thus creating resistance after the majority of the population became infected.
According to him, this “collective immunity” strategy was abandoned only in early March 2020 after warnings that Downing Street could lead to a “catastrophe”.
Home Minister Priti Patel, who was questioned by the BBC on Sunday, said that joint immunity was not “absolutely” the government’s initial objective.
“Collective immunity has never been a strategy,” Jenny Harris, director general of the British Health Care Agency, admitted on the same channel.