Covid-19: Boris Johnson is happy if 50,000 of you die every year. He likes money more

Last Updated: August 29, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Boris Johnson reckons the cost of saving up to 50,000 lives a year from Covid-19 is too high, according to leaked information from Downing Street.

It seems he would rather put you all back to work, slaving to keep the economy generating money for him and his Tory Party donors while the bodies pile high – remember what he (allegedly) said last autumn?

And if you die – so what? You’re not him so he doesn’t care.

Apparently the threshold at which he’ll start to consider re-imposing measures to restrict the spread of the virus is 50,000 lives a year. That’s more than 1,000 a week or around 137 every day.

The Prime Minister is minded to implement another lockdown or new restrictions only if the figure of annual deaths looks like it’s going to go above 50,000. That means deaths from Covid of 137 a day, or just under 1,000 a week.

It’s the equivalent of three or four major aeroplane crashes every week – but they would make news headlines and these deaths probably won’t.

And here’s a funny thing. 137 deaths per day? We’re already very close to that – and the schools in England haven’t reopened for the autumn term yet.

Ah, but it seems the level of deaths would have to be sustained for two or three weeks…

“A sustained rate of death of around a 1,000 a week for two or three weeks will, though, lead to discussion on restrictions being reimposed. Unfortunately, prime ministers have to weigh up the cost of saving lives to the impact on the economy. No one wants to talk about that’s how it works.”

… and at the moment the media are all far too busy pointing our attention towards disasters in other countries to bother reminding us of the disaster that Boris Johnson is planning to inflict on us right here in the UK.

This Writer reckons we’ll hit Johnson’s threshold for new restrictions by the third or fourth week in September.

But I’m willing to bet he’ll do nothing about it, even then.

I’ll be happy to be mistaken. But I don’t think I am.


  1. Roger Gough August 29, 2021 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Let those that want to work, work. Those that don’t want to, put your mask on, wash hands 10 times a day and don’t go out. Get your groceries delivered. When the virus has cleared from the earth, as the pandemic did in the early 20s – it was only killing people for 21 months – feel free to come and join us.

    • El Dee August 31, 2021 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      I genuinely hope that you and your loved ones remain untouched by this virus. Obviously you have been fortunate so far, per your post. Not everyone has been so fortunate, indeed 155,465 in the UK have lost their lives and this is with numerous lockdowns, social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitising and a vaccination programme in its ninth month. People always mention how it’s ‘only the flu’ but with all the special measures in place deaths from influenza have all but vanished. This disease is much more infectious and deadly.

      I think it’s fine, in life, to take any risk you deem acceptable but if you are taking a risk for others you should be more cirumspect..

  2. Hecuba August 30, 2021 at 10:57 am - Reply

    The number of women and men continuing to die each day from coronavirus continues to increase dramatically but little fascist dictator duck johnson doesn’t care! The pandemic continues to surge and wait until middle of September because I predict the number of deaths will be huge due to re-opening of schools and universities!

    But hey little fascist dictator duck johnson doesn’t care – all the money being saved by these poor women and men dying will be stolen by the fascist tories and used to increase their bloated wealth!

    Remember the fascist tory dictatorship is only concerned with increasing their wealth – they don’t believe government exists to protect and ensure the health and well being of us peasants – no this dictatorship is only concerned with having limitless money to give to their fascist greedy crooked bros!

  3. teessidevoice August 30, 2021 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    People with your attitude Gough, make me physically sick. I hope someone who has lost a loved one from Covid comes across you and gives you the rollicking of your arrogant lifetime.

    • Mike Sivier August 30, 2021 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Friendly reminder: commenters here should address the issues raised, not make personal comments about other commenters. If you have a problem with another person’s comment, answer what they said, rather than attacking them. Put simply: play the ball, not the other person.

  4. El Dee August 31, 2021 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    What is happening in Scotland gives Johnson a 2 – 3 week warning on what he will be dealing with when the schools return. In Scotland cases went from 1497 on the day the kids went back to 6029 today. Of course deaths have still to peak and are only still in single figures at 7 today. But the next week should see them begin to rise. Certainly deaths are about two thirds lower than they were prior to the vaccine but we now have the Delta Variant as the predominant variant and some of those vaccinated at the start will be finding that the effectiveness of the vaccine has significantly dropped. That’s a deadly combination.

    To be remembered, of course, is that Scotland is still enforcing mask wearing in shops and other enclosed public places. There are still some events which have had their numbers limited too. So it means that there is the possibility for it to be even WORSE than Scotland when schools return. Will Boris do anything to respond, will he do it quickly now that he has almost a 3 week headstart? I’d like to hope he would but in reality I think he won’t.

    Prior to vaccination of the most vulnerable we saw tens of thousands of flu deaths every year but now it can be as low as 11,000 a year. We are, apparently, to be vaccinating every single person over the age of 12 now and, with the adult programme almost completed, we are still having major problems. This is part of why I hate people saying ‘it’s just the flu’

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