The UK government’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic have been met with excessive doubts, as their capabilities are continuously questioned by outsiders and their own internal counterparts.
The infamous Sir Paul Nurse widely known by his notoriety in the scientific realm has since expressed his disapproval towards the government’s lack of strategic intelligence during the coronavirus crisis.
“Do we have a proper government system in here that can combine tentative knowledge, scientific knowledge with political action?” says Sir Paul nurse as he expresses his doubts about the government’s tactics and performance during the coronavirus pandemic.
Questioning the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, their capabilities and reaction to the pandemic, saying that their testing and detecting of the virus was too slow, that smaller hospital institutions could have been made useful during the initial spur of the virus, and overall questioning the handling of the coronavirus crisis.
In an interview with BBC 4 Radio, the geneticist was not shy as he laid out his raw opinion of Boris Johnson’s cabinet, the scientists who were also a part of the operation to set out testing for the virus and the whole medical field who are in charge of handling all aspects of the pandemic.
“I’m not quite sure we are getting it right, and I think you’re quite right to say that everybody involved – not just the politicians, the scientists and the doctors – we’re all making mistakes,” said the scientist.
The Prime Minister has stated before that this pandemic is like no other, and is difficult to tackle no matter what angle you come at it from, however, government officials and medical professionals are working tirelessly to handle the situation as much as they can.