Inept Johnson

On Wednesday, Johnson admitted he had not read a report on a possible second wave of Covid-19 which could hit the U.K. this winter. This is criminally inept and typical of Trump-clone Johnson.

Also, Johnson’s pick to chair the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee, Chris Grayling, was defeated by a 5-4 vote of the committee. This is notable because Conservative Julian Lewis who won the vote joined with the four Labour Party members of the committee to select himself. For his pains Lewis has had the Conservative Whip removed so he is now an Independent MP. It is hoped that the Report on Russian Interference in the Brexit Referendum will now get released by the committee as Johnson has refused to release it himself.

In the U.S. Trump is now attacking the well respected Dr. Anthony Fauci who is the U.S. leading expert on Covid-19.

These right-wingers are driven by ideology and ignore facts that do not suit them

Coronavirus: US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci calls White House attacks ‘bizarre’

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Image captionDr Fauci: “It’s only reflecting negatively on them”

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has described recent efforts by the Trump administration to discredit him as “bizarre” and “nonsense”.

“Ultimately, it hurts the president to do that,” Dr Fauci said in an interview with The Atlantic. “It doesn’t do anything but reflect poorly on them.”

On Sunday, a White House official shared a list detailing past apparent erroneous comments by Dr Fauci.

But on Wednesday Mr Trump insisted he had a “good relationship” with him.

“We’re all in the same team including Dr Fauci,” he said. “We want to get rid of this mess that China sent us, so everybody’s working on the same line and we’re doing very well.”

The White House statement attacking Dr Fauci criticised him for what it said was conflicting advice on face coverings and remarks on Covid-19’s severity.

Responding to the criticism, Dr Fauci told The Atlantic that targeting him was “completely wrong”

“I cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would want to do that,” he said.

“I think they realise now that that was not a prudent thing to do, because it’s only reflecting negatively on them,” he added.

BBC News

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