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@MattHancock has announced that the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jenny Harries, will be the first chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency which will aim to plan, prevent & respond to health emergencies like pandemics

How is #JennyHarries still in a job
2/. Jenny Harries has been a handmaiden of the #HerdImmunityScandal

#HerdImmunity is an outcome, NEVER a “strategy”

On 12 March, the govt stopped community testing

On 26/3, #JennyHarries falsely claimed that community testing was "not an appropriate mechanism as we go forward”
3/. Stopping community testing - as the UK did on 12 March - would only make sense as a strategy if the UK’s strategy was to allow #COVID19 to spread through the population

Questioned by @Jeremy_Hunt, Jenny Harries changed her story to a claim of capacity issues. #JennyHarries
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#JennyHarries is simply a mouthpiece for the #Tory government's #Covid19 #HerdImmunity policy. Here she ignores the fact that there was no large-scale #TestAndTrace during the containment phase in the UK (unlike China, South Korea, Denmark, etc.) & lies about the #NHS's... /1
...preparedness for the #pandemic after 10 years of #austerity & cuts, suggesting that it is possible to "clinically manage" the #coronavirus (ignoring public health systems overwhelmed in Italy, Spain & now the US, who have not had effective test & trace programs). So when... /2
...#JennyHarries is asked in Downing Street press conferences about comparisons with other countries she has to lie again, claiming it is not possible to make any meaningful comparisons without providing any scientific evidence for such a claim. Of course @JohnsHopkins differ: /3 Image
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