The Covid-19 Inquiry has heard that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "bamboozled" by the graphs and data presented to him by scientists during the pandemic.
Diary entries by former chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance were shown to the inquiry on Monday as Sir Patrick described dealing with the former prime minister.
The inquiry heard how Mr Johnson sometimes struggled to retain scientific information, was “clutching at straws” and at one point queried whether Covid was spreading “because of the great libertarian nation we are”.
One entry from May 4 2020 read: "Late afternoon meeting with the PM on schools. My God, this is complicated. Models will not provide the answer.