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COVID-19: Dominic Cummings reiterates his “collective immunity” claims after government denials | Political news

Dominic Cummings launched a new tirade on Twitter in which he repeated claims the government had planned to let the coronavirus spread across the country to build “herd immunity”, despite ministerial denials.

Former top adviser to prime minister’s new social media wave comes after Home Secretary Priti Patel insisted that it had “absolutely not” been the initial policy to develop COVID-19[female[feminineresistance of the population.

However, speaking to Sky News last March, the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said communities were becoming immune to coronavirus has been “will play an important role in controlling this long term”.

He said at the time that around 60% of the UK population would need to be infected for society to enjoy ‘herd immunity’ against future epidemics.

At this early stage of the pandemic, no vaccine was available against the coronavirus.

In his latest tweets, Mr. Cummings wrote: “Herd immunity was not ‘a secret strategy’, it was THE OFFICIAL AUDIENCE EXPLAINED ON TV / RADIO STRATEGY!”

He also produced an image of what he claimed was a Cobra Emergency Committee document for last March, which explained the official thinking on the “advised herd immunity approach,” which he said was described as “an optimal single peak strategy”.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-23 13:54:00