The rising number of Covid cases across Britain calls into question the government’s judgement and decision to remove all restrictions, tomorrow.
The 19th of July 2021, has been designated as “Freedom Day” in the United Kingdom. This was supposed to be the day in which all Covid restrictions would be lifted, thus signalling a shift to what life was like prior to the 11th of March 2020.
As part of the celebrations marking the end of restrictions, Britain’s premier — Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson was meant to give a Churchillian speech, extolling or gaslighting the National Health Service (NHS), for their role in getting the country over the line in what has been the worst of the once in a lifetime phenomenon —a global pandemic.
So far, things haven’t been working to plan; since last Friday, we have had well over a 50,000 new cases are being diagnosed daily and a fair of number of school kids are being asked to stay at home, given the lightening speed of the spread of the delta variant.
Even worse, the newly appointed health secretary, Sajid Javid, who only took over his haplessly incompetent predecessor — Matt Hancock, tested positive yesterday for the virus. This is despite being vaccinated twice, like a fair number of adults across the nation.
Added to this madness, the NHS test and trace app, which was put in place to help reduce the spread of the virus “pinged” the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) instructing them to self-isolate, immediately.
Did Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak act accordingly given the delicacy of the situation in old blighty?
God, no they did not.
They announced that they were bypassing the instructions to self-isolate and carrying on with the business of ruining (not running)the country, as usual.
This extraordinary hubris from the country’s political leaders led to a swift backlash and prompt denunciation from folks in and around the country, who have lost loved ones over the last 18 months.
Hence their stunning reversal in the screenshot tweet below: