Coronavirus: Johnson sent to hospital due to persistent symptoms

Hospital: this trip may come as a relief for Johnson as he usually ends up defending himself against irate members of the public. He’ll probably leave by the back door, as usual.

Some of us may have lost a bet on this.

When the government first announced that Boris Johnson had self-isolated with coronavirus symptoms, there was a movement that suggested he was faking it to avoid scrutiny.

Others said it served him right for ignoring the rules that he himself had imparted to the rest of us on social distancing – and when other cabinet members started showing symptoms, we thought that was their just desserts too.

Now it seems that his symptoms are “persistent” and he has been sent to hospital for “tests”.

He can expect to have a chest X-ray and his lungs scanned – particularly if he has been struggling for breath.

His fiancee, Carrie Symonds, has been self-isolating in Camberwell, away from Johnson – but announced on Saturday (April 4) that she had spent seven days in bed with coronavirus symptoms.

What’s the likelihood that she got it from him, while he was flouting his own rules left, right and centre?

Source: Coronavirus: PM admitted to hospital over virus symptoms – BBC News

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12 thoughts on “Coronavirus: Johnson sent to hospital due to persistent symptoms

  1. Martin Odoni

    I can say from my own experience of the last three weeks or so that it can indeed be very persistent, so I doubt he’s faking it. It certainly doesn’t just clear up after 2-3 days like the flu does.

    1. Phil HJ

      Maybe true for most seasonal types, Martin but when I had influenza as a teenager, back in the 1968 pandemic (Hong Kong Flu), it took around 3 weeks before I even began to feel better, having been bedridden for at least 2 of those.

      What I remember most, aside from the lung and sinus congestion, severe pounding headache and being unable to even lift your head off the pillow, was the complete loss of taste and sense of smell.

      All in all, not too much different to what I understand Covid-19 appears to be like in the worst cases.

      1. Martin Odoni

        I think you’ve missed my point somewhat. There’s a conspiracy theory going around that Johnson is faking the illness to court public sympathy. While I wouldn’t put it past him, all the signs are that he genuinely is ill. Whether it’s CoVid-19 or a strain of flu can be debated, but the conspiracy theory would have to be the most pointless evil mastermind plan in all of British politics; “Heh heh, I’ve had a brilliant idea! I’ll get everyone to love me by pretending I have the Coronavirus. But it won’t be really, I’ll inject myself with a strain of flu that has much the same effects! Mwuhahahahahaaaaa!”

        What would be the point?

  2. Thomas

    I don’t like Johnson, but I don’t think he deserves to die of the coronavirus, and he is desperate to lift this lockdown before either heat leads to unrest or worse or the bottom falls out of the UK economy.

    1. kateuk

      He’ll have gone to a private hospital where all the staff have the right protective equipment, and where he will get all the tests he needs and the best possible care. And if he needs a ventilator he will get one. Not like the rest of us….

  3. Hecuba

    Don’t waste any sympathy on dictator boris because he refused to do what he told us plebs to do! Do not forget the fascist tories have destroyed our NHS and I think dictator boris should have been placed in a private hospital and he should pay for all his care! The NHS has far more urgent cases than an overweight part-time dictator!

    Dictator boris transmitted the virus to his girlfriend and other cabinet ministers. Now dictator boris is in hospital he will be receiving special treatment unlike the rest of the ‘plebs’ who will be lucky to even see a swiftly diminishing nurse/doctor! Dictator boris will have specialist nurses and doctors on call 24/7 attending to his every need because he is supposedly ‘special!’

    1. kateuk

      He is in St Thomas and don’t worry they have a private unit where I’m certain he will be, he wouldn’t lower himself to be in an NHS ward with the plebs, he will be in a private ward where there will be no shortage of anything and he can have the best care than money can buy.

  4. Joanna Woolston

    I am passed caring about Any of the Tories they can all go to hell for all i care!!!

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