Boris Johnson reportedly told the Italian prime minister in March that the UK was aiming for herd immunity, according to a new documentary.
Pierpaolo Sileri, a health minister in Giuseppe Conte’s Italian government, told Channel 4’s Dispatches that UK Prime Minister Johnson informed Conte of his plan during a phone call on March 13.
Sileri said: “I remember he said, ‘He told me that he wants herd immunity’.”
Downing Street have denied that herd immunity was ever UK government policy.
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Boris Johnson told the Italian prime minister in March that the UK was aiming for “herd immunity” to the coronavirus, according to a new documentary.
Herd immunity is the theory that populations can develop natural protection to a virus once more than 60% of the population has caught it.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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