Cummings says Hancock ‘completely wrong’ about herd immunity plan

Dominic Cummings has said that Matt Hancock was “completely wrong” when he said on 15 March, 2020, that herd immunity was not part of the government’s COVID-19 plan.

The former adviser to the prime minister gave evidence to MPs on Wednesday about the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to the committee, Cummings said: “That was the plan. I’m completely baffled as to why Number 10 has tried to deny that because that was the official plan,” said Cummings.

On 15 March, 2020, Hancock wrote in the Daily Telegraph: “We have a plan, based on the expertise of world-leading scientists.

“Herd immunity is not a part of it. That is a scientific concept, not a goal or a strategy.”