Boris Johnson speaking to the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg:
“We didn’t understand (the virus) in the way that we would have liked in the first few weeks and months… The single thing that we didn’t see at the beginning was the extent to which it was being transmitted asymptomatically from person to person… I think it’s fair to say that there are things that we need to learn about how we handled it in the early stages… Maybe there were things we could have done differently and of course there will be time to understand what exactly we could have done, or done differently.” [My bolding]
(BBC online, 7-24-20)
Of course there will be time — the dead, especially, have plenty of it on their hands.
Tentative, highly cushioned, wordsmithed to a fault and grudgingly concessive, nevertheless it’s a beginning at approaching a start to a semblance of accountable candor from a putative leader in this hemisphere.
(c) 2020 JMN