Sajid Javid’s advice to not ‘cower’ from Covid provokes backlash

Bereaved families, Labour and Lib Dems all condemn health secretary, accusing him of insensitivity

Sajid Javid has provoked a wave of anger from families of the victims of Covid after he said people must no longer “cower” from the virus.

The health secretary announced on Saturday that he had made a “full recovery” from Covid-19 after falling ill eight days ago, and said: “Please, if you haven’t yet, get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.”

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