In an article published Christmas Day by The Times, Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London bragged about convincing European governments to adopt the Communist Chinese model of authoritarian lockdowns as a response to COVID-19.
The professor is an epidemiologist credited with changing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approach to battling the novel coronavirus in March of 2020.
After his role in coercing Johnson to lockdown the UK went public, Ferguson became known as “professor lockdown.”
In May, he made worldwide headlines for skirting his own lockdown “rules” to meet with a married woman with whom he was having relations.
At the time it was claimed that Ferguson “resigned from his government post,” but last week Mirror reported, “Ferguson continued to act as a Government science adviser after being caught breaking Covid-19 social distancing rules to meet his married lover.”
In the Christmas interview, the epidemiologist admitted “there is an enormous cost associated with” lockdowns, specifically the erosion of civil liberties.
However, thanks to the Chinese Communist Party’s authoritarian measures, he said, “people’s sense of what is possible in terms of control changed.”
“I think people’s sense of what is possible in terms of control changed quite dramatically between January and March. […]If China had not done it the year would have been very different,” Ferguson told The Times.
He explained, “’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 realized we could.”
Ferguson claimed to have been “skeptical at first” regarding China allegedly flattening the curve, saying he “thought it was a massive cover-up by the Chinese.”
However, he now says the Chinese Communist Party’s data has since convinced him the lockdowns are responsible for defeating the virus, calling shutdown measures “an effective policy.”