#WearAMask reduces the spread of covid but doesn't impact the running of the economy.
Why are so many reluctant to show a little common decency and goodwill by wearing a mask on say public transport?
Yesterday, my grandfather's cousin was buried in the north of England after his condition deteriorated rapidly. Today, 223 new covid deaths record. These aren't just numbers, every life is precious, every avoidable loss an injustice. Walking at Victoria Falls at sunset pic.twitter.com/wAm7bUkCmm
From the government which brought us the 2016 classics of Take Back Control, We Have All The Cards, They Need Us More Than We Need Them.
2021's latest hit, one for all the jivers is, "223 deaths in the past 24 hours and we still can't say
Should teachers refuse to teach until children are wearing masks?
#LBC I mean, in the absence of leadership or interest in children’s health from our government, should teachers step in and help protect children from a deadly virus as we are still very much in a pandemic?
How can it be, that in one of the world’s richest nations, with some of the smartest people in the world, we have a situation where 1 in 12 children have covid? That is 2 children in every class testing positive. Why aren’t parents protesting outside Downing Street?
James Jackson from German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, "The UK is more isolated than ever. Boris Johnson's Conservative government is breaking international treaties, ignoring political conventions and attacking human rights." A harsh and painful observation from abroad
In 2016 it was Brexit, and the fallout has damaged many of our industries with red tape and shortages.
In 2021 it is
#WearAMask during a pandemic, and our governments refusal to mandate it, leading to more cases than most of Europe combined, every day.
Beware of populism.
Cooking With Heroes by Jon Pullenhttps://twitter.com/implausibleblog/status/1449803273490345991?s=20 …
Can anyone decipher what Priti Patel said at the end of her interview on
"Got to live with the virus but ensure that all the protective measures are in place and that's absolutely virus. We want to protect people's health and well being."
Citing the extraordinary high number of covid cases in the UK, French scientist Nathan Peiffer-Smadja writes
"The UK showing us why we shouldn't give up masks too quickly"
As with our world-beating Brexit, our covid response shows the world what not to do
Elton John on Jools Holland, "Play live and do gigs, which you can do in Britain but you can't do in Europe because of this ridiculous draconian brexit stuff. You learn to grow as a musician, writer and artist by singing to people of other cultures and soaking in their culture."
I don't wish to sound alarmist but, 148 covid deaths and 43,243 cases over the past 24 hours, this indicates failed policy in the UK.
Germany with a larger population had 8 deaths and 2,354 cases.
Shouldn't we try to save lives and reduce cases with basic measures?
@doctor_oxford tweets "Every single ambulance service in the country is now on black alert"
Underfunding and running down the NHS happened long before covid.
This video from a #SaveOurNHS march shows how even in 2016 NHS staff were protesting cuts.
Don't blame doctors.pic.twitter.com/oma5zEFM1Y