Top officials around the world keep getting caught breaking lockdown rules
On Tuesday, British epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, a key adviser to the British government on its coronavirus response, resigned after The Telegraph reported that he broke lockdown protocol when a woman the newspaper described as his lover visited him at home. Ferguson and his colleagues at Imperial College London were behind a key study earlier this year that forecast that the coronavirus could kill huge numbers of people in the United States and United Kingdom — research that helped influence government decisions to adopt strict lockdown measures.
“I acted in the belief that I was immune, having tested positive for coronavirus and completely isolated myself for almost two weeks after developing symptoms,” Ferguson said in a statement after the report was released. “I deeply regret any undermining of the clear messages around the continued need for social distancing to control this devastating epidemic.”
“The government guidance is unequivocal,” he said, “and is there to protect all of us.”
Public health experts have warned that it is too early …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]