Coronavirus blame game: when Hancock isn’t blaming NHS staff, he’s telling the public we’re taking face masks away from them!

No sooner had I finished publishing my article showing how Matt Hancock has blamed NHS workers for under-using PPE than this came down the wire:

The Government has urged members of the public to refrain from wearing clinical face masks so supplies are available for NHS and care workers who need them most.

While it is true that face masks protect other people from diseases the wearer may have, rather than vice versa, those who wear them are entirely within their rights to do so.

They may have perfectly good, alternative reasons, but Hancock is setting them up for criticism – if not outright abuse – with his ill-considered words.

And of course he is wrong to criticise NHS staff.

They know how to use their equipment better than he does.

It’s all part of the blame game, though.

Hancock is trying to deflect blame away from the government that didn’t buy enough of this equipment, despite knowing that a viral pandemic was on the way.

And who do you think is the minister responsible? Easy: HE IS.

Source: Public wearing face masks creates shortages for NHS workers, Health Secretary warns | The Independent

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4 thoughts on “Coronavirus blame game: when Hancock isn’t blaming NHS staff, he’s telling the public we’re taking face masks away from them!

  1. Dez

    Legs and arms exposed in the uk no full body suits. Also high concentration of virus contamination on hospital floors and clinicians shoes as well as usual known touch points found in China wards..

  2. Chris Kitcher

    These lying b*****ds have no shame and will resort to any falsehood to deflect attention from themselves. Total and utter b*****ds.

  3. Hecuba

    Doubtless the fascist tories will now blame us the public for stealing gowns and vital sedative drugs because these too are in very short supply!!!

    Still good news for the fascist tories – UK has now highest number of deaths due to coronovirus and this supercedes the numbers of women and men dying in Italy and Spain!

    And yet more good news for the fascist tories they decreased supplies of PPE clothing, drugs and other essential items from period 2011 to 2019!!! Well done fascist tories for saving all that money and this is why so many women and men are needlessly dying!

    Utter contempt for us ordinary women and men being shown by the fascist tories who refuse to take responsibility for instigating and perpetuating state sanctioned murder!

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/12/revealed-value-of-uk-pandemic-stockpile-fell-by-40-in-six-years

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/12/uk-could-have-europes-worst-coronavirus-death-rate-says-pandemic-expert

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