‘Car crash’ as SAGE professor struggles to give a coherent answer, let alone a meaningful one, to questions about coronavirus strategy
‘Herd immunity’ is the government’s plan to allow the coronavirus to spread through the population until, in theory, it can’t spread any longer because too many people are immune. It was superficially abandoned after the government was told it would cost hundreds of thousands of UK lives – but in reality it was simply ‘rebranded‘.
Here Professor John Edmunds, one of the government’s key experts on its ‘SAGE’ committee, responds to – as opposed to ‘answers’ – Cathy Newman’s question about the strategy on Channel 4 News:
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