Johnson’s dithering will have lethal effects
Boris Johnson dithered for 11 days over the issue of mass gatherings.
On 12 March, he was still dismissing their effect on the spread of the coronavirus – and allowing sporting events to proceed as normal, including the arrival in Liverpool of thousands of football fans from Spanish virus hotspot Madrid.
On 15 March, he was still insisting such gatherings were of little relevance – and only saying that the government would ‘no longer be supporting’ large events that needed emergency services in attendance.
But on Monday night, his ‘scientific’ approach had now changed and all public gatherings of anything more than two people are now recognised as highly dangerous – and must be banned, even dispersed, to slow down the spread of the deadly virus:
Eleven days ignoring a means of spreading a virus that took only four days to spread to its third hundred thousand people globally – compared to 67 days for its first hundred thousand.
Eleven days ignoring large gatherings when even small open-air gatherings are so dangerous that they have had to be banned.
How many thousands of lives will Johnson’s dithering ultimately be shown to have cost?
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