Did you think the Covid-19 crisis was over?
That seems to be what your government – and media – want you to think. Think again.
Here are a few facts from October 6 – the day of Boris Johnson’s speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he hardly mentioned Covid at all:
Wow, we passed 8,000,000 COVID cases in the UK today, nearly 40,000 today alone, and nearly 150 deaths. Media coverage? Zero.
— Lepista (@Lepista) October 6, 2021
Yesterday, this graph became available. Note that the UK is spiking again, while Germany, France and Spain are plummeting.
This is what bad pandemic management looks like.
And 133 people died of Covid in UK yesterday, with 127 deaths on Friday. pic.twitter.com/8qehtUe8uk
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) October 10, 2021
The BBC has, at least, reported on the latest evidence – albeit with an attempt at self-justification. “Unnoticed”? John Whittle puts that fiction right:
Read the first sentence of this @BBCNews report “It has gone almost unnoticed that the UK now has one of the highest rates of Covid infection in Europe.” Let me fix that for you “It has gone almost UNREPORTED that…” https://t.co/2eSLYUYbE5
— JohnWhittle #WearAMask #VaccinesWork #GTTO (@whij) October 9, 2021
The trouble in the UK is that we are a nation in denial. The BBC article plays down the significance of a death toll as high as three major commercial aircraft crashes every week, and so does the head of the UK Health Security Agency:
Jennie Harries " we are not having significant deaths " how many thousands per week is significant to her?
— dave democracy (@dave_democracy) October 10, 2021
This Site’s long-term friend Samuel Miller puts his finger on the reason we let these people get away with it: fatigue.
Due to lockdown and pandemic fatigue, there's a dangerous indifference to excessive COVID-19 deaths. In past years I've noticed a similar indifference to poverty and benefit claimant deaths in Britain.
— Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) October 10, 2021
Is there an ulterior motive for the sudden silence? Covid has provided Boris Johnson’s corrupt government with opportunities to siphon billions of pounds out of the public purse and into private pockets. Now we have this:
But there is no money for universal credit….. https://t.co/qaqLtS5tJL
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) October 7, 2021
Adam, below, explains the situation succinctly:
I still can't get my head around it. The government paid private hospitals £400 million a month to treat 240 patients per month.
Surely I must have done the math wrong.
— Adam #FBPPR #FBPE 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇵🇹 (@EnglishmanAdam) October 7, 2021
That’s one and two-thirds million pounds per patient. Would you call that value for money? Or is it a rip-off of the public purse to enrich the profit-grubbers?
The crisis of Covid is nowhere near its end. And the scandal of Covid has hardly even begun.
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