Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak

‎Herd immunity was “absolutely not” the policy until March 2020.

Priti Patel, The Andrew Marr Show


When Priti Patel was asked by Marr: “Can you now admit as government that herd immunity was the policy until March?”, Patel said: “Not at all, no. Absolutely not.” 

In March 2020, Johnson’s lead scientist told a press conference that herd immunity was, in fact, part of the plan. 

Dr David Halpern, a government scientific adviser also told BBC’s Mark Easton about the plan for “herd immunity”.

A TV documentary later revealed that Boris Johnson had also told the Italian Prime Minister that he was aiming for “herd immunity”.


The Home Secretary’s claim that the government did not have a policy of pursuing “herd immunity” is disputed by credible experts – and testimony from a TV documentary.

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