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Boris Johnson favoured ‘older people accepting their fate’, Covid inquiry hears

Former PM had said his party felt virus was ‘nature’s way of dealing with old people’, and was not convinced NHS was overwhelmed

Boris Johnson told senior advisers that the Covid virus was “just nature’s way of dealing with old people” and he was “no longer buying” the fact the NHS was overwhelmed during the pandemic, the pandemic inquiry has heard.

In a WhatsApp message sent to his top aides in October 2020, the former prime minister said he had been “slightly rocked” by Covid infection rates and suggested he was, as a result, unconvinced that hospitals were on the brink despite public warnings from NHS chiefs and frontline staff.

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