You’d better prepare for a Covid-19 second wave disaster because the Tories aren’t going to

Rishi Sunak: he won’t give the NHS any more cash because the Tory story is that Covid-19 is over.

Is anybody surprised that Rishi Sunak is refusing to give the NHS £10 billion to prepare for an expected new wave of Covid-19 infections?

The Tory narrative is that Covid is over.

Their government is sending people back to work, despite the number of deaths per day still being higher than when lockdown started. Tory donors are tired of going without their huge daily profits so the rest of us are being forced back to work, whether it kills us or not.

The pubs reopening, and the beaches being open before them, are just a means for the Tories to excuse themselves. They’ll say that any deaths arise from people’s leisure experiences, not from being forced back to work too soon.

Of course, putting money towards the treatment of renewed infections runs against this story – so Sunak won’t do it.

It doesn’t matter how many plebs die as a result.

NHS bosses have accused the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, of breaking a pledge to give the health service “whatever it needs” after he refused to provide a £10bn cash injection needed to avoid it being crippled by a second wave of the coronavirus.

They have warned ministers that without the money the NHS will be left perilously unprepared for next winter and the second spike in infections which doctors believe is inevitable. Nor will they be able to restart non-Covid services or treat the growing backlog in patients needing surgery.

The row piles pressure on Sunak to find more money for the NHS ahead of his summer statement on Wednesday.

The NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, has told the Treasury that it needs at least £10bn in extra funding this year to cover the costs of fighting the virus and reopen normal services. The money would mean the NHS could create extra beds in hospitals, keep the Nightingale facilities on standby, send patients to private hospitals for surgery and provide protective equipment for frontline staff.

Source: NHS chiefs in standoff with Treasury over emergency £10bn | Society | The Guardian

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  1. Hecuba July 6, 2020 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Fascist tories under dictator boris never had any intention of providing additional funding to the soon to be defunct NHS!! When the second wave of coronavirus happens the fascist tories will claim ‘not our problem guv because we blame you women and men for being stupid and contracting the virus! We told you to be careful but you didn’t listen and whilst we opened pubs and restaurants so you all could infect each other that’s not our problem!’

    ‘Oh and by the way we fascist tories ordered you peasants back to work so we could increase our profits and now you are all contracting the virus is not our fault. We only work for our male owned corporate companies because we don’t believe in government we only believe in enriching ourselves at your expense!’

  2. Jeffrey Davies July 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Why would they give monies to the NHS when they now it’s practically private it’s only a little push and allowing the NHS to fail will push the Tories to say make it private ouch unum waiting for that day so they can sell the peasants a policy for their hospital stay

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  5. trev July 6, 2020 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    The pubs reopening was a debacle and a clear mistake, drunk people don’t follow rules, surprise, surprise, a major headache for the Police and obviously a public health hazard.

    The shops in my town centre have reopened and there is a one-way system for pedestrians on the main shopping precinct, which everyone is ignoring.

    I’ve had no word from the Jobcentre as to whether they have reopened or when I am required to attend.

    I am still observing lockdown and only venturing out when I need to, on foot, wearing a facemask when in shops. Still washing hands before and after going out, still using hand sanitizer. I have not met with any of my family.

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