So much for Matt Hancock’s “protective ring” around care homes.
Official NHS data shows around 8,700 people died of Covid-19 after contracting it while being treated for other conditions in English hospitals.
It seems logical to conclude that these include many people who Hancock then sent back to care homes, where inadequate procedures to shield vulnerable residents caused more than 20,000 deaths in total, unless I recall the figures inaccurately.
Matt Hancock allowed patients to be sent back to care homes without being tested for Covid, thus infecting not only other care home patients but also their carers. Some if not many of those who were infected died.
At what point do the police open an investigation into this?
— Jon Jones (@JonJonesSnr) May 26, 2021
Fact-checking by The Guardian states that Dominic Cummings’ claim – that Matt Hancock had said a protective shield would be put around care homes but that this was nonsense – was true. That article states:
Cummings said: “We were told categorically in March that people would be tested before they went back to [care] homes, we only subsequently found out that that hadn’t happened. Now while the government rhetoric was we have put a shield around care homes and blah blah blah, it was complete nonsense.”
He went on to say the opposite occurred and people with Covid were sent back to the care homes.
Care homes and representatives of the sector have said the government “completely abandoned” them, while criticism of the handling of the care home issue has been voiced by the former health secretaries Andrew Lansley and Jeremy Hunt.
Though authorities in Britain are not alone in comparison with counterparts in other western states, in terms of failing to follow through on talk of shielding care homes, a study from the London School of Economics has put the number of Covid-19 deaths among care home residents in England and Wales at 22,000, more than double the official estimate.
We all knew Hancock’s silly talk of a “protective ring” around care homes was a lie – more than a year ago, as this article evidences.
How far did Hancock manage to spread Covid-19 through the UK, simply by allowing it to spread among people in hospital getting treatment for other ailments?
And when will he be forced to face justice for it?
(I think we all know the answer to that one, judging by what usually happens: we won’t have the facts until after he has died.)
And here’s the big question:
When with the people of the UK finally stand up and say we’ve had enough of a corrupt government that rewards people who have knowingly helped cause the deaths of thousands upon thousands of us.
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