Microbiologist accuses politicians of hiding behind ‘follow the science’ mantra to avoid taking the blame once pandemic is over [LINK]

The Government ‘following the science’ mantra could pin the blame for coronavirus deaths on scientists ‘if anything goes wrong’, according to a top microbiologist.

Politicians have repeated the mantra ‘we are following the science’ when questioned on their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

And Professor Hugh Pennington, a leading microbiologist at Aberdeen University, says ministers are hoping to avoid blame ‘if anything goes wrong’, reported the Sunday Express.

Professor Pennington, part of the 1960s team that discovered the original coronavirus, said ‘following the science’ was meaningless because experts offered conflicting advice on how to deal with the pandemic.