Two comments in last night’s press conference show Hancock boasting of ‘protecting’ NHS capacity and making ventilators available to ‘everyone who needs it’ – but admitting deaths in care homes. Presumably dying care-home residents don’t ‘need’ ventilators
The Tories’ shamelessness over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic – and the lethal consequences of their political decisions – was perfectly encapsulated during last night’s daily press briefing.
Hancock was forced to acknowledge that thousands of people have died in care homes – in percentage terms to disguise it, of course – and then, astonishingly, boasted that he had proved people wrong by ‘ensuring’ that the NHS always had ventilator beds and treatment available for ‘those who need [them].
In other words, either none of the thousands of people dying in care homes of coronavirus needed ventilators – a ridiculous proposition – or the Tories have been denying intensive care treatment to dying people.
So they can boast about having free beds and ventilators:
This amounts to an admission of criminal conduct on the part of the government.
Of course, none of the journalists asking questions of Hancock after these revealing statements saw fit to challenge him about his boast or the killing of elderly virus sufferers for PR purposes.
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