Boris Johnson offered to be injected with Covid-19 live on TV before he was hospitalised with the virus, Dominic Cummings is expected to tell MPs today.
In an extraordinary claim, the PM’s former aide will accuse him of being responsible for ‘thousands of deaths’ by delaying a second lockdown when a second wave of the virus hit the UK in the winter.
He will allege Mr Johnson was slow to react to the pandemic because he was on a ‘prolonged holiday’ with partner Carrie Symonds in February last year, the Daily Mail reports.
And will elaborate on his claim that the Government initially pursued a ‘herd immunity’ policy at the dawn of the coronavirus crisis when he gives his testimony.
But most sensationally, it has been alleged that Mr Cummings will say Johnson was willing to be injected with Covid live on TV to reassure the public.
He will claim the PM said: “I’m going to get Chris Whitty (Chief Medical Officer) to inject me with it live on national TV so everyone can see it’s nothing to be scared of.”
The PM reportedly made the remark on repeated occasions before he was hospitalised and nearly died from Covid-19.
Cummings is also expected to allege that Johnson referred to Covid as ‘Kung-Flu’, a term coined by Donald Trump in June last year.
And ITV’s Robert Peston reported on Tuesday that Mr Cummings will allege the PM said “Covid is only killing 80-year-olds” in a bid to delay the autumn lockdown.
We live in the dumbest timeline. You can feel your brain disintegrate paying attention to this crap. pic.twitter.com/gKplSjn7tL— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) May 25, 2021
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It cannot be stressed enough how much the people in charge of this country are fucking imbeciles https://t.co/p9nFMi5mOq— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 25, 2021