What a stroke of genius by the Tory government to go ahead with a major celebration when everybody in the United Kingdom is supposed to be staying a safe distance from everybody else.
Did they? No they bloody didn’t.
Here’s the result in just one UK hospital, as recorded by just one NHS professional:
Clearly people in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot decided that the coronavirus went on a break for the VE Day 75th anniversary bank holiday.
How many of them will find themselves in hospital again in 12 days or so, struggling to breathe and begging for sympathetic help from the doctors and nurses they let down so badly on May 8?
(For clarity, it seems a “CT head” is a scan of people’s heads to check for internal injuries. Obviously anybody with such injuries has decided that social distancing restrictions didn’t apply to them.
This idiocy endangers us all.
And, as it happens, it is also disgracefully disrespectful to everybody who helped win that victory 75 years ago – the departed as much as those who are still with us.
Here’s a snippet from another Facebook user, explaining the situation in more detail:
“I am sad the general public believe this virus is all over and life can return to normal as we have hit the peak.
“We still have people in hospital we are battling to save who may have tested negative but are still displaying all the signs and symptoms of Covid-19…
“I am still having to phone families and tell them their loved ones are very sick and they may need to prepare for the worst…
“I’m still having to hold the hands of patients who are frightened whilst they struggle to breathe.
“Don’t be fooled, people, a second wave will cripple the NHS if it comes… Have you all forgotten 30,000 people have died from this virus including 150 NHS workers who I may not have known personally but feel like family?
“This is not over, it has not passed and it could come back at any moment.”
And now, thanks to a few selfish idiots*, it almost certainly will.
"Stay home, save lives"
— Jono (@jonoread) May 9, 2020
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) May 9, 2020
This Writer certainly hopes that nobody who shamed us all so badly will have the cheek to stand up and applaud the NHS staff they have stabbed in the back, as Ms Newman states, above.
But I bet they will because these hypocrites have no shame.
*Feel free to choose an alternative expletive that you may find more appropriate.
Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.
Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:
Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.
1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.
2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical
3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/
Join the Vox Political Facebook page.
4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com
And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!
If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!
Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.
The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: