Where to begin? The man who masquerades as the prime minister in this misgovernment announced yesterday that Freedom Day will indeed be Monday 19 July 2021. All government mandatory restrictions will be lifted - we will start to learn to live with COVID-19, just as we have learned to live with the flu virus in its different mutations which account for between 10-20,000 deaths each winter.
HOWEVER, COVID-19 IS A CORONAVIRUS NOT A FLU VIRUS.
WE ARE BEING LED INTO A NEW WORLD WHERE THE THREAT OF THE COLLAPSE OF THE NHS HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS VERY REAL.
THE PURSUIT OF PROFIT FOR THE FEW IS ONCE AGAIN TRUMPING PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS AND THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE.
AND THE ECONOMY WILL CONTINUE TO BE DAMAGED BY THESE BUFFOONS IN POWER - SINCE 2010 WHEN THE NEOLIBERAL TORIES FIRST TOOK CHARGE THE BRITISH ECONOMY HAS BEEN FLATLINING - GROWTH HAS BEEN OVERALL STAGNANT.
|COVID-19 is not to be underestimated - a ZERO-COVID strategy is the only way for the peoples of this planet - nearly 8 billion of us - to overcome this threat.|
As Professor Stephen Reicher of the University of St Andrews said on Channel 4 news last night, 'I hope I am wrong - I really do - but I fear we will regret this decision to continue with lifting restrictions as planned ... We are in a third wave and the rate of infection is increasing, as are hospital admissions. Thenumber of deaths will increase in the coming months. This crisis is likely to worsen'. On Twitter this morning, he wrote:
'Irrespective of the number who will be hospitalised and may die. Irrespective of the fact that 30% of young people (up to 30,000 a day) will get Long Covid. Irrespective of the dangers of new variants emerging. It is a huge gamble with the well-being of a whole generation.'
|Professor Stephen Reicher, interviewed by Jon Snow on Channel 4 News in 2020|
SKWAWKBOX today published this post which highlights the data that the scientific and medical experts have been presenting to the government. It has been overridden - ignored - denied.
Rise of new variants and difficulty in identifying them are among dangers listed by government's scientific experts
The latest release of information by the government's Scientific Advisory Group (SAGE) on the coronavirus pandemic has revealed that the Tories were warned of the serious dangers of allowing the virus to spread again - and that these risks exist regardless of the effectiveness of any vaccination programme.
The latest data have revealed exponential growth of infections in and from schools, as the latest 'Independent SAGE' committee briefing shows:
And while older children currently have the highest levels of infection, the fastest rate of growth is among primary-age children. Neither group is currently eligible for vaccinations.
And the Tories were warned by their own scientists that the success of the vaccination programme did not remove the serious risks of allowing the virus:
SAGE told the government that allowing infection numbers to rise would:
· increase the risk of new and more resistant variants emerging
· make identifying such new variants far more difficult
· allow new variants to spread faster
· make reducing infection numbers, when new 'variants of concern' do emerge, far more difficult
· increase the resulting societal and economic damage when it again becomes necessary to reduce the prevalence of infection
· put the NHS at renewed risk of collapse
These risks are serious enough, but complications such as 'long COVID' and increased risk of diabetes after infection, along with the still-unknown long-term health impacts, make the situation even worse - and even more so when it is our nation's children who are being put in the firing line by the Tories' determination to shred protective measures so far and to do so even further in a couple of weeks' time.
As Skwawkbox has stated many times, the Tories should be in the dock, not in Downing Street. Now they are pursuing 'herd immunity' through the classroom and gambling with the lives, health and future of our children.
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SKWAWKBOX (SW) | July 6, 2021 at 12:27 am | Tags: children, classrooms, collapse, complications, coronavirus, covid-19, Delta variant, diabetes, education, exponential, facemasks, featured, gamble, health, herd immunity, Independent SAGE, infections, isolation, long covid, long-term, murder, NHS, pandemic, prevalence, pupils, R rate, reckless, SAGE, schools, spread, Tories, vaccine, variant | Categories: Analysis, Breaking | URL: https://wp.me/p2sftc-HG1
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