British Minister of Health Denies Accusations of Former Boris Johnson's Advisor on COVID-19

UMMATIMES - British Health Minister Matt Hancock has denied allegations by former adviser to PM Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, about the poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He called Cummings' accusations baseless.

"The allegations he made yesterday are serious matters. I would like to take this opportunity to convey that these allegations are baseless and untrue. I am always honest, open and transparent to the public regarding the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Hancock when asked to appear beforehand. to the British Parliament regarding Cummings' allegations, Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Hancock added that at no time did he not think about how the UK should handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Although he did not deny that there were strategies that were not right, he emphasized that the UK had started responding to the COVID-19 pandemic since January 2020.

For the record, the first strategy that the UK has taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is not lockdown but Herd Immunity. The British government believes that as long as British citizens adhere to health protocols, there is no need for a lockdown. In fact, the pandemic has gotten so bad that it has forced Britain to lockdown more than once.

"Since I was in charge of responding to the pandemic in January, I have always woken up to the question 'what should I do to protect British citizens'," claims Hancock.

Previously reported, Dominic Cummings said the administration of PM Boris Johnson had too underestimated the COVID-19 pandemic. Because he underestimated it, said Cummings, Johnson had considered COVID-19 as superstition and asked himself to be injected with the virus as proof.

Cummings said, Boris Johnson's attitude had an impact on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK has been late in responding to the threat that has killed 127 thousand of their citizens. As a result, Britain was the country most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on the European continent with cases and deaths exceeding its neighbors.

Hancock, according to Cummings, was also responsible. He said Hancock had been non-transparent and dishonest during the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of them is Hancock's claim that extra protection has been given to the elderly in the nursing home which Cummings calls a lie.

Cummings' words elicited various reactions. The opposition group called for follow-up on his accusations. If proven true, they press for Hancock to be fired. The British Parliament agrees that Cummings' allegations regarding the handling of COVID-19 cannot be considered facts until there is strong evidence to support them.