"Last year I wrote about the possible threat of coronaviruses and the urgent need for planning."

Dominic Cummings, Press Conference

May 25, 2020

Facts

At a press conference in the wake of Cummings’ alleged breach of lockdown, he said: “Last year I wrote about the possible threat of coronaviruses and the urgent need for planning."

However, it was later revealed his blog was retroactively edited to include this reference to coronaviruses on April 14th 2020. Downing Street later confirmed this.

Verdict

Dominic Cummings had secretly updated his blog in order to give a spurious authenticity to his false claim that he had foreseen the Coronavirus threat. His statement that he had written about Coronavirus the previous year was false. 

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