Press watchdog says claims were ‘significantly misleading’ as newspaper told to publish correction

An article by Toby Young for the Daily Telegraph was “significantly misleading” when it said that catching a cold could protect people from coronavirus and claimed that London was approaching herd immunity, the press regulator has ruled.

In a decision published on Thursday, Ipso’s complaints committee ordered the Telegraph to publish a correction over the column, which was published in July last year under the headline: “When we have herd immunity Boris will face a reckoning on this pointless and damaging lockdown.”

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