by UnHerd
Wednesday, 20
May 2020
Video
12:06

Niall Ferguson: Covid-19 is China’s Chernobyl moment

We spoke to Prof Neil Ferguson before his fall from grace, so it felt only fair to hear from the other Niall Ferguson — famous historian, writer, academic — who was one of the first to call the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic in the British press.

He joined us from his mountain cabin in Montana, and shared his thoughts on lockdown, the Asian century, Donald Trump’s re-election prospects and the dangers ahead for Boris Johnson. Hope you enjoy.

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  • May 26, 2020
    The assertion that nearly all countries around the world are following the same trajectory regardless of lock down needs to be challenged. There is now a growing epidemic in many South American countries. Belarus also sees growing cases - now ahead of UK for total confirmed cases per capita and... Read more

  • May 23, 2020
    Good interview and analysis, coherent and well presented. Yes, the UK has unfortunately handled the pandemic very poorly. Our experts, government, civil service and quangos should be ashamed and humbled by the disaster they have and are inflicting upon us. Now is a time for dramatic change to all... Read more

  • May 21, 2020
    The problem with contact tracing acceptance is that it is being weaponized by Public Health Officers. If one is 'tagged' as having been exposed, mandatory quarantine and isolation for 14 days ensues. There is no information about how many times a single person can be subjected to this requirement... Read more

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