‘Boris Johnson’s gamble with lives flies in the face of Chris Whitty’s epidemic warning’

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From the beginning of the pandemic the Government has insisted it has been guided by the science.

We were told any decisions on the lifting of lockdown would be driven by data, not dates.

Boris Johnson’s announcement today makes clear this is no longer the case.

He has chosen to press ahead with ditching all Covid curbs in England even though cases are rising and it will lead to more deaths.

This is a major gamble that flies in the face of Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty’s warning that we are still in the middle of an epidemic.

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Scrapping masks will put shop workers, bus and taxi drivers and bar staff at greater risk.

The Prime Minister should not be gambling with people’s lives, but protecting them.

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