Hancock and his spokespeople still won’t be honest about the cost of their incompetence
Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the nation that 19 health workers had died of COVID-19 – and tried to weasel out of Tory responsibility for their deaths by stating that they may have contracted the virus elsewhere, rather than during 12-hour shifts without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) amid infected patients.
The NHS has now run out of some types of vital PPE entirely and the Tories endlessly repeat their mantra that they’re doing everything they can.
But the arrogant heartlessness continues. This morning, government minister Oliver Dowden insisted that 43 health staff have died – and was confronted with a double-page newspaper spread showing eighty front-line health-workers lost to their families.
But in fact, the number was already at least 88 – 88 mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters who have died because the government continues to scorn its duty to protect them properly:
Even if the Tories got PPE to every front-line worker this very second, many more will already have been infected and will die because of the government’s arrogance and slackness.
We who value our front-line heroes – not just in the NHS but care homes, other public services and those who keep shops open and deliveries coming – demand proper PPE.
Every time they need it.
Right the **** now.
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