Simon, thank you for your feedback. I agree, my choice of words could be seen to imply that PM Johnson advocated for infecting UK residents, which was not my intention! I merely meant that he entertained the idea that if coronavirus was allowed to proliferate through the population naturally, then herd immunity could be achieved, which I and much of the scientific community felt was a faulty approach. Thank you for your thoughtful words!

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