NHS app plan means Tories won’t control Covid-19 so they’ll control how it’s reported instead

Politics of distraction: Boris Johnson bangs on about Euro 2020 while dismantling your defences against Covid-19. Enjoy the footie because you’ll suffer afterwards.

Full disclosure: I never downloaded the NHS app because I never believed the Conservative government of Boris Johnson would create a contact-tracing system that worked. History tends to show that I’m right, I think.

That said, the government’s plan to reduce the sensitivity of the app – basing it on a claim that people are deleting it in the expectation of being ‘pinged’ after July 19 – is deeply suspicious.

Who thinks Neil is right?

There are so many questions that need to be answered.

Firstly, who says people are deleting the app? I don’t know anybody with it who has said they’ll get rid of it for fear of being pinged.

Isn’t being pinged the point of having the app? That being pinged – told to self-isolate after contact with someone who has Covid-19 – is supposed to be what keeps the majority of the population safe from the virus?

So, why would anybody want to endanger themselves by deleting the app in order not to hear the ping? That’s practically suicidal stupidity.

Following on from that, why would a responsible government want to endanger people by making the app less sensitive – by which I can only conclude it means that it won’t notify people of all contact with people who have Covid-19.

Combined with the planned loosening of restrictions, doesn’t that indicate that the government is now planning to… you know… make sure we are all infected?

And alongside this, doesn’t it also indicate that the government intends to control information about what is likely to be an exponential rise in infections after July 19? To persuade us into thinking that their decision was reasonable while the virus runs rampant?

Yes – catastrophic.

But those catastrophic consequences seem to be exactly what cuddly old “your mate” Boris Johnson wants for you.

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