Nurses, porters, care staff, rail staff, minorities, unemployed, disabled – groups that face worst threat are disposable to our ‘elites’
Astonishingly, political elites have congratulated Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock on their handling of the coronavirus crisis.
This has continued in spite of the UK’s second place in global mortality rates, a slowly-revealed massacre in our nation’s care homes and Johnson’s continued refusal to follow World Health Organisation advice that has seen countries like South Korea eliminate the pandemic without even locking down.
And now the reasons for this bizarre and nauseating spectacle are becoming clearer, as the ONS has this morning confirmed that deprived areas are hit more than twice as hard by the virus than the well-off:
Those deprived areas are home to our nurses, porters, cleaners, care staff, rail staff, retail workers, minorities, unemployed, disabled, homeless – all the people most in the firing line of this deadly virus.
To the so-called ‘elites’, the deaths of poor people clearly matter less – to some they are even invisible or barely register on their consciousness or priorities. The NHS only started even to measure staff deaths this week.
A nation that is not outraged by this is not paying attention.
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