Frank_Butcher wrote: People love to see conspiracy in everything.
Vallance's remarks are on record. Whitty supported relaxation of the lockdown on record when it was being widely criticised. Are both of those things true Joe?
Scientists and clinicians are highly professional people - if they feel they, or the advice is they give, is being discredited or misused in some way, they have a knack of resigning or at the very least making a statement as a point of pure principle. Would you agree Joe?
Yet none of the advisers to government has resigned (excepting Ferguson for different reasons) - none even whispered a note of discontent that I have seen. Why do you suppose that might be Joe?
It is also interesting that in recent days a few ministers have upped their support for the scientists and clinicians being criticised elsewhere. That could be entirely genuine, they could have course actually be protecting them in a way. But then there will be those who see that as some sort of conspiracy building notion, eh Joe?.
Now if one of those advisers decides they're being misquoted or misused, breaks cover and cries foul, then we will have something to talk about. And, if there's a case to answer I'll be all for it. But there isn't, so if and until that happens, nothing to see here.
Very simplistic reply. Its much more nuanced than that. Point is obviously as you know but being disingenuous again scientists offer ADVICE on different options along with other professionals/disciplines . The Govt.CHOOSES and has take responsibity for the final decision. Of course politicians would never look to pass the buck when it suits would they? Yes Minister?