Supposed ‘mainstream’ journalists fail to challenge Johnson on protective equipment and testing
The front-line staff of our NHS have been publicly begging the government to give them adequate PPE – personal protective equipment – and regular testing, to ensure that doctors, nurses and other health workers are protected and that they do not pass on the coronavirus to those they are treating.
Last week, Boris Johnson and his team claimed the PPE situation was ‘fully resolved’. It was a sick joke – desperate staff have even been adapting bin bags to get some kind of protective barrier and much of what has been delivered to hospitals does not have the level of protection recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Nor has the government implemented the kind of ‘test and trace’ programme the WHO is calling for.
The NHS staff’s pleas were all over social media all weekend – but at last night’s official government press conference not one journalist challenged Johnson or his advisers about it:
Instead, a series of questions Johnson could waffle through were asked, mostly about issues that have been discussed many times before.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said supplies are being delivered this morning to hospitals – but not enough for every front-line staff member – and he still has no plan for regular testing of NHS staff.
But don’t expect anyone to challenge Johnson about his arrogance and incompetence toward our NHS heroes at the official daily ‘presser’.
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