When Priti Patel was asked by Marr: “Can you now admit as government that herd immunity was the policy until March?”, Patel said: “Not at all, no. Absolutely not.”
In March 2020, Johnson’s lead scientist told a press conference that herd immunity was, in fact, part of the plan.
Dr David Halpern, a government scientific adviser also told BBC’s Mark Easton about the plan for “herd immunity”.
A TV documentary later revealed that Boris Johnson had also told the Italian Prime Minister that he was aiming for “herd immunity”.
The Home Secretary’s claim that the government did not have a policy of pursuing “herd immunity” is disputed by credible experts - and testimony from a TV documentary.