Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for saying Covid only kills over-80s

boris johnson It has refused to apologize in the House of Commons for saying coronavirus Only kills over 80.

Mr Johnson was challenged by Ciro Keer starrer On the Prime Minister’s questions on a WhatsApp message published by his former advisor Dominic Cummings.

The PM made no attempt to deny the authenticity of the message sent in October last year, in which he opposed the second lockdown on the grounds that most of those who died were above average life expectancy, joking: “Covid Received Do it and live long.”

Mr Johnson acknowledged that Cummings was right about his determination to lift the lockdown last autumn, telling lawmakers that things had changed “because we were thinking in those ways”.

Starmer demanded an apology from Johnson, saying the prime minister left behind “grieved families and loved ones” for every 80 more people who lost their lives.

Defying calls for an apology, Mr Johnson said “nothing I can say … could make up for the loss and anguish” felt by those affected by COVID.

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