A clique around Govt designed a high-risk ‘herd immunity’ strategy...
...that was shielded from peer review/ outside advice (arrogance about ‘the science’).
Then they realised they screwed up and pivoted hard. buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/10…
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It is not a nationalistic “we’ll prove we’re smarter than you” game.
Were the US & UK sharing a “we’re cleverer than @WHO & world” strategy? If so - who were the link people connecting this arrogant approach?
(That and, incidentally, Matthew Elliott appearing on Marr on March 15 to discuss US-UK trade deal and coronavirus)