Covid-19 in Britain: a summer of mixed messages

Contradictory public health statements by Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock and Whitehall have tested the public’s trust

Public trust in the government’s ability to handle the coronavirus crisis has been tested by a summer of mixed messages, during which advice on the precautions people should be taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as well as forecasts on the outlook for the UK, have often been contradictory.

Here are some of examples.

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