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Science adviser referred to Rishi Sunak as ‘Dr Death’, Covid inquiry hears

Comment by Dame Angela McLean in message during meeting was apparently in reference to ‘eat out to help out’ scheme

The government’s chief scientific adviser sent a secret message calling Rishi Sunak “Dr Death the chancellor” during a meeting attended by both in the Covid crisis, the official inquiry into the pandemic has been told.

Prof Dame Angela McLean, who at the time was the chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence, made the comment in a WhatsApp message to another leading scientist in apparent reference to Sunak’s “eat out to help out” scheme that ran during the summer of 2020.

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