Neil Ferguson

A key scientist advising the government on the coronavirus pandemic has resigned after flouting social distancing restrictions, admitting he made an “error of judgement”.

Professor Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist whose modelling convinced Boris Johnson to press ahead with a UK-wide lockdown, stood down from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) after allegations emerged in The Daily Telegraph.

It was claimed that Prof Ferguson allowed a woman – described as his ”lover” – to visit him at home in London on at least two occasions during the lockdown despite strict rules against mixing households. The woman reportedly lives with her husband and children.

Source: The Independent

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