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Coronavirus: Patel denies No 10 pursued herd immunity policyon May 23, 2021 at 5:16 pm


The home secretary rejects a claim by ex-aide Dominic Cummings that ministers wanted the virus to spread.

On 13 March 2020, Sir Patrick Vallance told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the government’s aim was to “try and reduce the peak – not suppress it completely, also because most people get a mild illness, to build up some degree of herd immunity whilst protecting the most vulnerable”.

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