It’s clearly all he’s good for.
After more than six months of contradictory nonsense from him and his cronies – especially ‘Death Minister’ Matt Hancock, the best that can be said of his government is that it has rigged the statistics to make it seem the death figures aren’t as bad as they really are.
— Rachel-Inspired (@RW_inspired) October 8, 2020
Yes, I know what the tweet you just saw says, but you did read my words correctly. It’s the best that can be said of them.
With today’s announcement of an increase of infections by 3,378 on yesterday’s number – to 17,540 – it seems last month’s prediction by Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance will come true and we will soon see 50,000 people being infected every day.
— alibobs0 🇮🇪 +🇪🇺+🇬🇧 🇵🇸 ⌛️🐝 🌹🕷 💚 (@alibobs0) October 8, 2020
Well, this feels a little out of control.
It's not making me feel particularly safe, secure and looked after. I feel that nothing is being done urgently enough and there's very little I can do apart from to stay in, not see my family, not go anywhere and wait. #CovidUK pic.twitter.com/OWHT2kmZwq
— Pumpkin McScream (@dncnmckn) October 8, 2020
That 50,000 a day by mid October isn’t looking like such a ridiculous estimate now is it 🙃 What is happening? Where is Boris? #CovidUK
— Leah (@LeahGrilton89) October 8, 2020
So the logical question is: after all the announcement, counter-announcements, rules, regulations and orders… what went wrong?
The answer seems clear, which is why This Writer is advocating a future career for him in draught-exclusion: Boris Johnson went wrong.
His contradictory posturing and insistence on local lockdowns with a plethora of confusing rules is ample evidence of that.
#CovidUK is now nocturnal (6pm now as it’s winter), scared of schools but not unis, feeds on the boozed, hates work, sits in sports stadiums waiting for potential victims, jumps down peoples throats when they sing! Pretty much hates southerners and loves the north! Weird virus!
— Johnson (@SJJohnson2018) October 8, 2020
For example, why is he insisting on cutting off any chance to have fun, while forcing us into work – when all the evidence shows that it is education that has driven Covid infections up and the so-called hospitality industry (pubs, restaurants and so on) has been successful in holding down the disease?
Pubs reopen, very few spikes and all dealt with quickly and the R rate is controlled. University's open and R rate goes through the roof and outbreaks every where. Governments response "well it has to be the pubs fault for the outbreak, lets just blame them" #CovidUK
— Brett Redmayne (@brettd1981) October 7, 2020
Pubs have been open since early July but the infection rate only increased when the schools and universities reopened.
— Becky (@BeckyEcki) October 8, 2020
Once again another graph showing how schools are one of the most charged spreading environments for #CovidUK
Forget #hospitality it’s clearly not an issue!
— kerry Hooper🌹 (@hewitson10) October 8, 2020
On a side note, the debate about why the virus is multiplying again has led to a new blame game – followed by a wave of (justified) denial:
Y'all are gonna blame the virus on teenagers? But yet you reopen schools and colleges and whatever else which we are naturally obliged to go to? If you're going to complain about it, don't reopen it and then cry about the consequences. It's as simple as that!
— AJ McCallion (@AJMcCallion3) October 8, 2020
— BremainInSpain #FBPE (@BremainInSpain) October 3, 2020
This idiocy stretches to the government’s Covid-19 contact tracing app:
— Ben Gallagher (@TheEpicBlob) October 8, 2020
So if you’ve been in contact with someone who has the disease, you must self-isolate but your housemates don’t have to. That means if, after 14 days, you develop symptoms, then your co-habitees have most likely been spreading it among all their social and work circles for the best part of a fortnight! Insane.
On the subject of official advice…
— Critical Friend (@CriticalFriend2) October 8, 2020
You only have to look at other countries to see the proof of our government’s failure:
Germany below 4 000 infections a day with larger population
UK 17 540
Germany protected people and economy
England an unmitigated disaster #CovidUK
— michelle maher (@mmaher70) October 8, 2020
— Elei 👑 (@hellheyla) October 8, 2020
Still, we must remember it isn’t all Johnson’s fault. Take a look at this clip of a Labour MP giving a speech – while the MP behind him uses her face mask to clean her glasses. What an idiot:
— Anthony (@anthonyfrost96) October 8, 2020
Possibly worse than the government failure has been the insistence of some members of the public on believing that nothing is actually wrong, and Covid-19 is no more than a weird strain of the flu.
It isn’t. There’s plenty of information proving it now:
— Jade Robinson 🌹 (@JadeHelena_) October 8, 2020
— Hangs out with cats ^.^ (@Cookeh_Ninjah) October 8, 2020
Ways in which #COVID19 is different to flu. It will:
make you unemployed
destroy your business
remove your civil liberties
Turn you into a curtain twitching Police snitch
Turn even sane journalists into hysterical loons
destroy your relationships#whyarewedoingthis#CovidUK
— End-The-Lockdown #Lockdownkillsmorethanthevirus (@CoronaDoubter) October 8, 2020
So here we are.
Covid-19 is out of control – again.
It is because the government failed to control it.
People have been set against each other – and against government advice – because the government has failed to give coherent, let alone good, advice.
And now, going into the winter, we learn that the same government has failed to prepare for it:
Nearly a year and billions thrown at #CovidUK why is the NHS still not ready for winter? Every year it’s the same talk of bed shortages. ‘Oh we weren’t expecting it‘ isn’t going to wash this year.
— Richard (@Scotsrick) October 8, 2020
If you thought the last seven months were bad, the worst is yet to come.
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