Ministers are accused of treating Doomsday scientist like demigod: Number 10 has failed to properly challenge the word of coronavirus professor Neil Ferguson whose study sent Britain into lockdown, critics say

  • Professor John Ashton accuses No 10 of relying on a ‘little clique’ of researchers
  • He also accused Downing Street of failing to consult a wider pool of academics
  • Professor Neil Ferguson and team forecast 250,000 UK deaths with no lockdown