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Ex-head of civil service apologises for proposing ‘chickenpox party’ approach to Covid – video

The former cabinet secretary Mark Sedwill apologised for implying a chickenpox party approach might work for mitigating the impact of Covid on public health. According to Dominic Cummings, Sedwill told Johnson: ‘PM, you should go on TV and should explain that this is like the old days with chickenpox, and people are going to have chickenpox parties. And the sooner a lot of people get this and get it over with the better, sort of thing.’ Sedwill said: ‘I understand how, in particular, the interpretation that has been put on it, it must have come across as someone in my role was both heartless and thoughtless about this, and I genuinely am neither’

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