The UK’s PM is vile
Boris Johnson, making a rare appearance from his usual ‘absence without leave’, has tried to blame NHS staff for the carnage caused by the coronavirus among vulnerable care home residents.
In yesterday’s PMQs, Johnson claimed doctors were the reason coronavirus-positive patients were discharged back to care homes:
No-one was discharged into a care home this year without the express authorisation of a clinician
The return of known-infected patients to care homes – which for weeks the government flatly denied had happened – is widely recognised to have ‘seeded’ the disease among those most likely to be killed by the virus, leading to many thousands of needless deaths.
But as the SKWAWKBOX revealed yesterday, it is still official government policy to send infected patients back to care homes – and even after the government amended its policy last night, it remains official policy:
In addition to the official policy, the Department of Health also had the NHS circulate a ‘decision support tool’ to guide medics in decisions about who gets what kind of treatment during the pandemic – and it specifically tells doctors to look to send COVID-19 patients to ‘domiciliary care’ if their age-‘score’ prevents them receiving intensive care or they are not responding to treatment:
The government is driving – and always has been the driver of – the return of COVID-positive patients to care homes.
Weeks after he says they saved his life, the vile Johnson is trying to blame NHS clinicians to hide his own and his government’s guilt.
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