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#Tory policies to attack the #NHS have crippled UK healthcare far more than #Covid19 [tweets]

Tory political policies are causing huge harm to the health of people in the UK – in many ways.

In fact, the number of different ways in which the government headed by Boris Johnson is attacking you is hard to quantify – because there are so many and they come at you from so many angles.

So we should be grateful to Labour’s Clive Lewis for the Twitter thread below:

Some people have responded by pointing out that Labour under Keir Starmer is unlikely to do anything about the problems that Mr Lewis raises.

While this is probably accurate, This Writer would say it is misguided.

The aim isn’t to score party political points.

It is to demonstrate that the Conservative government is trying to harm you – and if you support it with your votes, then you are actually self-harming.

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#Starmer’s golden girl shows her feet of clay: #YvetteCooper humbled by #CliveMyrie

Labour’s controversial shadow cabinet reshuffle brought one particular MP back to the frontline of politics after several years on the backbenches: Yvette Cooper.

Centrists have made a huge fuss about this, saying that Cooper’s appointment as shadow Home Secretary is hugely important in making Labour electable again…

… only to have all their work rubbished in a few seconds by BBC newscaster Clive Myrie, while presenting Have I Got News For You:

The look on Hislop’s face can hardly be worse than the look on the faces of all those hard-right (Centrist! Ha!) goons when their golden girl proves she still has feet of clay.

Starmtrooper Cooper may have marched onto Labour’s front bench but she all she’ll do there is fail again.

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Even if you don’t believe in #Covid #vaccines, you should support the #TRIPSWaiver

Covid-19 is really exposing the ethical vacuum at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry, isn’t it?

Vaccines have been around for more than 220 years. Our kids are routinely vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps, rubella and tetanus; we have ourselves vaccinated against more exotic diseases if we plan to travel to foreign countries. The companies making the vaccines are paid for them, and that’s fine.

But Covid-19 has created a huge opportunity for those companies because their vaccines are desperately-needed to stop people dying in a rapidly-spreading pandemic. They are charging huge amounts of money for their jabs and this is restricting the distribution of these substances around the world; if a country’s government can’t afford it, the people don’t get it.

The knock-on effect is that the people of these countries catch Covid-19 and it mutates, creating new variants, some of which are immune to the current vaccines.

It is unreasonable to restrict life-saving treatments in this way; it creates further threat to us all.

But the pharmaceutical companies are hiding behind TRIPS – the Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property that restricts the right to manufacture vaccines to those companies that have patented them.

Labour MP Clive Lewis is supporting calls that initially came from South Africa and India to waive these companies’ patent rights temporarily, in order to make all of us safer, rather than just making a small number of shareholders richer.

Here’s his explanation of the issues – which shouldn’t be discounted just because he’s mistaken about the name of the new variant:

Even if you don’t want vaccination for yourself – for whatever reasons of your own, this is something you should be able to support in order to allow other people to have the choice that you’ve taken.

But here’s one thing:

Isn’t it sad that Mr Lewis has also to appeal to his own party leader, Keir Starmer, to do the right thing?

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