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Johnson's former advisor before being questioned by the House of Commons: London's response to the pandemic has been chaotic


Dominic Cummings, a former advisor to the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, intensified his attacks against the British government before a questioning session in Parliament described as crucial to Johnson's position, as it reveals the government's initial response to the Corona virus crisis, which Cummings said was "complete and utter chaos."


Johnson's former chief aide said that the early plan to deal with the epidemic was a "disaster", but he insisted that this was "not the prime minister's fault" only, according to the British newspaper, "Daily Mail".


Cummings claimed that the government's “Plan A” in the early months of last year was to pursue a “herd immunity” strategy - a claim Home Secretary Priti Patel vehemently denied this morning.


He said this afternoon that the initial plan was "catastrophically wrong" and that senior figures did not understand that the "herd immunity" policy would result in "suffocation to death" for hundreds of thousands of people and "no one being provided by the National Health Service for months."



The latest allegations made by Cummings come before his appearance before British lawmakers on Wednesday to answer questions about the government's handling of the crisis. On Tuesday, Cummings gave an indication of what will happen in the Wednesday session, as he posted in a tweet that has since been deleted that he was in possession of the only copy of a "crucial" document about the government's handling of Corona.


 

Patel completely denied that the ministers had initially chosen the "herd immunity" strategy.


Meanwhile, Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said she “never attended any government meeting where herd immunity was introduced at that point in the epidemic as a control mechanism”.

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