It seems there is a national media agenda to pull the wool over our eyes.
Covid-19 reached a new height in the UK yesterday. The country became the first in Europe to record more than 50,000 official (remember that) deaths…
Utterly devastating, shocking, heartbreaking, gut wrenching indictment to our governments shameful incompetence and failure. Unbearable https://t.co/Y2N7Ypc55S
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) November 11, 2020
(Oh, and by the way…)
44,304 of those 50,000 souls were residing in England – Spaffer et al have really handled this virus well haven't they. pic.twitter.com/t2SzVdxlqN
— Carole Hawkins (@hawkins_carole) November 11, 2020
Those official figures also show that 33,470 new cases of the virus were recorded, compared with 22,950 on Wednesday…
Official figures show the UK has recorded a further 33,470 daily cases of coronavirus compared to 22,950 yesterday
— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) November 12, 2020
Number of new UK coronavirus cases hits 33,470 – the highest daily figure recorded in the country since the outbreak began https://t.co/7JlcIumkPx
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 12, 2020
And the number of fatalities in a single day has reached 595:
BREAKING: The UK becomes first country in Europe to surpass 50,000 covid-19 deaths, with 595 new fatalities reported.
A shocking & sobering milestone that shames Britain & exposes – again – our Government's woeful mishandling of this crisis.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 11, 2020
Meanwhile the test-and-trace fiasco continues unabated:
124,000 close contacts not traced this week. This is not ok.
The government are letting the time in lockdown slip away without fixing contact tracing.
Stop with the outsourcing and hand more control and support to our local communities. https://t.co/n5kXs6YENf
— Rachel Reeves (@RachelReevesMP) November 12, 2020
And plans to immunise us all against Covid, using the new vaccine, mean some of us won’t get our shots for another 36 years:
I don't want to worry you, but at this rate it will take 13,400 days to immunise us all, which is slightly more than 36 years pic.twitter.com/tgT0ynrmb7
— Russ (@RussInCheshire) November 12, 2020
And what’s the headline on the news?
Pressure on Boris Johnson to ditch or sideline Dominic Cummings in wake of resignation of key ally https://t.co/fPUm9BTtMG
— The Independent (@Independent) November 12, 2020
What’s going on? Why are the news media blithering about soap-opera shenanigans in Downing Street rather than telling us what we need to know about the virus that is raging through the UK like wildfire?
More than 50,000 Covid deaths & over 500 yesterday but Number 10 is more interested in infighting at the top of Johnson’s Tory party. To the cost of our country this a Prime Minister and government increasingly demonstrating they are not worthy of office.
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) November 11, 2020
50,000 people dead. And the entire Westminster commentariat is wetting itself about a hissy fit among bureaucrats.
Meanwhile, the Labour leader is more busy attacking the left than the far right.
English politics is a dumpster fire 🔥
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈🏴 (@TheMendozaWoman) November 12, 2020
The headlines today should be about 50,000 UK covid deaths, the worst in Europe, not a bunch of puffed-up baldie bully-boys at No10 who’ve presided over an absolute fiasco of shockingly bad Government in this crisis.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 12, 2020
Just one national paper leads on the news that the UK becomes the first European country to record over 50,000 Covid-19 deaths, with nearly 600 deaths today alone. Just one.
— Liam Young (@liamyoung) November 11, 2020
2,600+ Coronavirus deaths announced in the UK this week
The episode of EastEnders currently playing out in No. 10 Downing Street is an insult to the pain of the victories & a betrayal of the memories of those departed.
These are dystopian times.
— Tory Fibs (@ToryFibs) November 12, 2020
(I think he means the pain of the victims. Spellchecker can be a burden.)
The question is, are we all being distracted from the horror of the virus and the failure to cope with it by Boris Johnson and his fellow incompetents?
If so, it isn’t working.
Do they really think we’re so stupid we haven’t realised what is happening on our own streets?
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