#BorisJohnson to lift #Covid19 regulations in new threat to us all

Did he say it? That hardly matters now – Boris Johnson’s own behaviour shows he agrees with the sentiment.

With Covid-19 still causing as many deaths as a major commercial plane crash every day, Boris Johnson has decided to tell us the crisis is over, we should get back to normal – and is dropping all regulations that keep people in England safe.

The legal requirement to self-isolate if you have Covid-19 will be dropped within days as part of Johnson’s “Living with Covid” plan.

It’s misnamed. “Dying with Covid” would be more appropriate – or “Living with Covid deaths“. Johnson, we know, is happy to live with Covid deaths; he’s understood to have said, “Let the bodies pile up in their thousands” last year, and this new policy tends to confirm it.

Medical opinion is that Johnson’s plan is utterly insane.

Dr Chand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association, told the BBC: “You have at the moment more people dying, more people in the hospital, than you had before Plan B [restrictions] was introduced.

“It does appear as if the government is trying to pretend that Covid doesn’t exist in the day-to-day lives of so many people.”

He’s not alone in this opinion:

Also set to end is community testing, with free PCR tests for people with symptoms likely to stop, and Lateral Flow Tests set to follow – because Johnson doesn’t think it is worth spending £2 billion a month on them, just to keep UK citizens alive.

Also likely to feel this way are the UK’s billionaire business leaders, who want to get back to making money hand-over-fist and absolutely do not care if it happens amid a new slew of Covid deaths.

Ian Hodson is right. With the compulsion to self-isolate scrapped, firms will refuse to accept Covid-19 as a reason to be off work, and people who should be avoiding all human contact will instead be spreading the infection to all of their work colleagues.

This danger should also be linked with the danger to vulnerable people – that Johnson himself acknowledges is still clear and present. But his actions belie his claims that communities in the UK should remain cautious – as people who know what they’re talking about are making clear:

Schools have always been the engine room of Covid-19 in the UK, because Johnson was desperate to keep them open in order to get parents back into the workplace making money for Tory donor firms.

His government has never lifted a finger to reduce the spread of Covid-19 through schools.

And now teachers are reacting to his new plan with shock:

The callous insensitivity is highlighted when one contrasts the decision to spend £12 million on a book about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee for primary school children, while refusing to spend even an equivalent amount on ventilation systems that could have prevented the spread of Covid:

Oh, and the Queen herself has now contracted the disease.

Johnson’s decision is unacceptable if we face the facts:

Even the BBC admits the figures are worse than that: “Some 34,377 Covid cases were recorded on Saturday, with another 128 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. It brings the total number of deaths by this measure to 160,507.” The report said five per cent – one in 20 – of English people had Covid-19 in the week ending February 12. That’s not a pandemic that is on its last legs!

But what are the biggest news stories?

And most people will swallow the anaesthetic offered by the Tory-supporting TV news channels gratefully – as the Covid they’ve contracted at work rages through their systems unrecognised and unchecked and they prepare to catch public transport to their job the next day, so they can infect even more unsuspecting victims of Boris Johnson’s genocidal ignorance.

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