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If you’re looking for blame, try the public health establishment that was so unprepared for the pandemic


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Former Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, dubbed the ‘nanny-in-chief’ by the press, is back in the media, blaming the UK’s relatively high rate of Covid mortality on obesity, which she puts down to advertising and portion sizes.

But, as the IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon points out, obesity only explains about 1%-2% of Britain’s Covid death toll. Instead of worrying about the size of crisp packets, Chris argues, the ‘public health’ establishment should have been preparing for a viral pandemic.

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