Et les Anglais aussi ont désormais leur mélange de considérations « contre la petite clique de médecins qui auraient l’oreille du pouvoir » et de « on ne peut pas sacrifier l’économie pour quelques vieux ».
Ministers are accused of treating Doomsday scientist like demigod
Ministers were last night accused of treating the scientist behind the devastating study that sent Britain into lockdown like a ‘demigod’ and failing to properly challenge his work.
Professor Neil Ferguson and his team of academics at Imperial College London last month produced a shocking forecast of 250,000 UK coronavirus deaths without a draconian lockdown, persuading Boris Johnson to abandon his more limited response to the virus.
But now Professor John Ashton, a former regional director of public health for North West England, has accused No 10 of relying on a ‘little clique’ of researchers and failing to consult a wider pool of academics.
‘These guys are being regarded as demigods,’ he said.
‘Here we are talking about science but this research is being given a kind of religious status, like tablets of stone from the mountain.’