UK’s ‘good result’ of 20,000 deaths would mean 128 times more deaths per head of population than China saw
An attempt by a mainstream broadcaster to downplay the number of coronavirus deaths that the government claims would be a ‘good result’ has been condemned as ‘psycopathic’ – and as a whitewash of the fact that even the ‘good result’ would mean the UK allowing more than 128 times as many deaths per head of population as occurred in China.
And that’s only before the brakes are taken off again in a return of the government’s disgraced ‘herd immunity’ plan.
‘Don’t worry if your gran dies, she would have died soon anyway‘
A segment on Sky News yesterday told viewers to ‘do the maths’ to regard the government’s 20,000 figure as really only half as many – and all because some government source “hazarded a guess”.
It amounts to “Don’t worry too much if your gran dies – we say she would’ve died soon anyway”. Well, that’s alright then:
The whitewashing attempt was condemned as ‘psychopathic’ by Novara Media’s Aaron Bastani:
Another Twitter user observed, correctly, that the media’s attempts to whitewash for the Tories would be a feeding frenzy if the same things were happening under a Labour government – and pointed out that the government would be writing of more than a hundred times as many of its citizens as China lost before it gained control of its epidemic:
The media’s – and by no means just Sky’s – treatment of the Tories’ abysmal handling of the UK epidemic is appalling. The people of this country must not swallow it.
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