Dominic Cummings Says Boris Johnson Saw Covid as “Scare Story”

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    Boris Johnson is facing a barrage of criticism over his handling of the pandemic from his former adviser, Dominic Cummings, who has told a parliamentary committee the prime minister did not take the crisis seriously enough as Covid hit.

    The ex-aide is giving evidence to a parliamentary hearing about the government’s missteps that contributed to the U.K. suffering the worst pandemic death toll in Europe. Cummings leveled the blame at the whole government — saying ministers and officials had “disastrously” failed the public when people needed them most.

    While Cummings himself is a controversial figure, the risk for Johnson is that the criticism brings an abrupt end to the run of positive headlines he’s received over the U.K.’s successful vaccine rollout, and optimism over the end of lockdown.

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