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Jeremy Clarkson Trashes Covid-19 Scientists Saying 'If You Die, You Die'

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Jeremy Clarkson Trashes Covid-19 Scientists Saying 'If You Die, You Die'

Jeremy Clarkson has taken aim at the scientists who have been advising the government on their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying 'if you die, you die'.

Of course, Clarkson is not a viral epidemiologist, and is well-known for his contrary opinions on a variety of subjects.

Referring to 'those communists at Sage' - the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies - he said the scientists should 'get back in their box' and the UK should not enter another lockdown, adding: "If you die, you die."

Clarkson and his Grand Tour co-presenters. Credit: PA
Clarkson and his Grand Tour co-presenters. Credit: PA
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At least that sentence is true, even if it might be fairly ill-informed.

Speaking to Radio Times, Clarkson issued his opinions on the ongoing pandemic, as well as what should happen going forward.

The TV presenter-turned-expert said: "When it started, I read up on pandemics and they tend to be four years long.

"I think the politicians should sometimes tell those communists at Sage to get back in their box.

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"Let's just all go through life with our fingers crossed and a smile on our face.

"I can see Boris doesn't want to open it up and shut us back down again.

"But if it's going to be four years... and who knows, it could be 40 years."

Clarkson himself has suffered with Covid-19. Credit: PA
Clarkson himself has suffered with Covid-19. Credit: PA
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The Grand Tour host even that the pandemic could last 'forever'.

He added: "Well, if it's going to be forever, let's open it up and if you die, you die."

This latest rant comes despite the fact that Jezza told The Times that he feared he could die after he contracted Covid-19 over Christmas in 2020.

He explained: "The doctor was very clear: I'd feel under the weather for between five and 14 days and then I'd either get better or I'd have to go to hospital.

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"Where, because I am 60 and fat, and because I've smoked half a million cigarettes and had double pneumonia, I'd probably die, on my own, in a lonely plastic tent."

While isolating at home, he said that he 'took [himself] off to bed... to wait for the Grim Reaper to pop his head round the door'.

He added: "I'm not going to lie - it was quite scary.

He recently starred in Clarkson's Farm. Credit: PA
He recently starred in Clarkson's Farm. Credit: PA
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"With every illness I've had, there has always been a sense that medicine and time would eventually ride to the rescue, but with Covid-19 you have to lie there, on your own, knowing that medicine is not on its way and that time is your worst enemy."

So far, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 130,000 people in the UK, and 5.9 million people have tested positive.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Science, UK News, TV and Film, Celebrity, Coronavirus, UK Entertainment, Jeremy Clarkson, Covid-19

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