According to Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson joked that the elderly could be able to ‘get Covid and live longer.’
DOMINIC CUMMINGS has made new, startling allegations about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson quipped that old people should “get Covid and live longer,” according to a new set of charges made by the former main adviser.
The alleged comments were made in a private WhatsApp conversation with Mr Johnson’s team on October 15, only two weeks before the second lockdown was implemented.
“I must admit I have been little shocked by some of the facts on Covid fatalities,” Mr Johnson stated in communications supplied to the BBC by Mr Cummings.
“The median age is 82, with men averaging 81 and women averaging 85. That is well beyond the average life expectancy. So buy Covid and extend your life.
“Only around 4% of people under the age of 60 end up in the hospital, and almost all of them survive.
“And I’m not buying any of this NHS-overburdened nonsense anymore.
I believe we may need to re-calibrate.”
Downing Street told BBC News that during the pandemic, the Prime Minister has taken the “required steps to protect lives and livelihoods, informed by the finest scientific advice.”
The government also stopped the NHS from being “overwhelmed” by implementing three nationwide lockdowns, according to a spokesperson.
Mr Cummings told BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg in an explosive interview that he and the Government had fallen “disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to demand.”
Dominic Cummings: The Interview will air on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Tuesday at 7 p.m.