Boris Johnson’s idea of ‘herd immunity’ is leaving you to die

Boris Johnson has displayed his ignorance again by announcing that he wants the population of the UK to develop “herd immunity” to coronavirus – and then describing something completely different.

Herd immunity involves the vaccination of an entire population (or the majority of it). But there is no vaccine for COVID-19 coronavirus. Johnson is suggesting that we all allow ourselves to be infected, so the strong develop their own immunity and the weak simply die off. That’s survival of the fittest or natural selection.

So where I state above that Johnson is displaying his ignorance, I am referring to his ignorance of his own responsibility to ensure the safety of the population, rather than ignorance of the concepts to which he is referring.

I think he knows exactly what herd immunity is – and is simply lying about it to the majority of us. He thinks we’re ignorant too.

Well, he’s going to be disappointed.

Here’s somebody who certainly isn’t ignorant:

This is Johnson’s ‘Churchill moment’ – his chance to rouse the nation to fight an implacable threat. And he has blown it:

Letting coronavirus run its course seems to be exactly the plan, with scientific advisor Patrick Vallance protesting that allowing 60 per cent of the population to be infected will help build “herd immunity”. He says the aim is to protect the most vulnerable people while this is going on, but I can see no exertion being made in that direction. Therefore I tend to agree with the following:

And the government’s use of different language to describe its current position has been exposed as a clear example of “Emperor’s new clothes” syndrome:

The real message is clear for anybody with the wit to hear it: millions will die.

But what’s behind this lunatic behaviour? Apparently it is an obsession with the economy, rather than health:

So, once again, the UK is left looking like the backward child among the nations of the world:

Last word – for now – should be this:

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12 thoughts on “Boris Johnson’s idea of ‘herd immunity’ is leaving you to die

  1. timfrom

    Oh, and “behavioural scientists”? Would they be related to Eugenicists by any chance?

  2. Stu

    Other advice is not to overwhelm the NHS or dial 111 when we need them most because the Tories have cut them to the core.
    Also tragic is those with exta cash and platinum plated pensions who could actually afford holidays and cruises were the ones who were infected first.

    These people can afford to take further time off and recover whilst the rest of us suffer and die.

  3. Hecuba

    ‘Herd immunity?’ Just another fascist euphemism for ensuring disabled and long term sick women and men die because they are worthless to the fascist tories!! We are now being governed by a fascist government whose sole focus is on ‘ensuring male owned corporate companies don’t see their profits disappear!’

    Since when was government about putting big male owned business interests and the rights of citizens last? When fascist tories gained political power that’s when.

    Meanwhile thousands and thousands of women and men will suffer but don’t worry our leader/dictator women hater boris says ‘get coronvirus done!’

  4. Michael Maciocia

    so, lets do the numbers.
    he wants 60% of 67,886,011 to catch the virus that is 40,731,607.

    their own numbers say, about 3% will die, that is 1,221,948 people to die to save the economy.

    Where else in the world is there a political party prepared to sacrifice this number of people.

    1. Michael Maciocia

      and cutting and pasting is dangerous, number to die – 122,195 not millions….

  5. Rachel

    I hope the virus gets him good and proper then he can be 1 out of 66% British population to get the virus see how good his immunsystem is.

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