Hitchens Criticised for Re-Tweeting Prof. Ferguson

Peter Hitchens, renowned columnist for the Mail on Sunday, has gotten a lot of criticism for continuing to re-tweet a quote from Professor Neil Ferguson that appeared in The Times last Boxing Day.   It is well worth your consideration.

“Sage—had watched as China enacted this innovative intervention in pandemic control that was also a medieval intervention.  “They claimed to have flattened the curve.  I was sceptical at first.  I thought it was a massive cover-up by the Chinese.  But as the data accrued it became clear it was an effective policy.” Then, as infections seeded across the world, springing up like angry boils on a map, Sage debated whether, nevertheless, it would be effective here.  “It’s a Communist one party state, we said.  We couldn’t get away with it in Europe, we thought”. “And then Italy did it. And we realised we could”.