SATIRE (barely). But UK has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world – and Johnson is ‘very proud’
Watch with, er, pride:
The UK has the highest number of deaths per million population of any country in the world, even on the government’s official figure that everyone knows is far lower than the real toll:
On all-time deaths per million and the total number of deaths, the UK currently ranks a global second. The UK’s death toll of around 70,000 – even the government admits the official total of 39,000 is understated – is second only to the USA and is far ahead of any other rival, even the much larger Brazil.
Hundreds of health and transport staff, teachers and other front-line workers have been killed by the virus.
The vast majority of deaths – as high as three quarters – could have been avoided if Boris Johnson had even announced the UK’s lock-down a week earlier. Even more could have been avoided if the government had used the months before the virus hit the UK to build personal protective equipment stocks and an effective test, trace and isolate system as recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Coronavirus hospital admissions are starting to rise and the daily death numbers are predicted to increase, after Johnson sent millions back to work without time for employers or public transport to prepare. Yet Johnson is pressing ahead with lockdown-easing measures his scientists know will push the death-rate higher.
Yet Johnson says he is ‘very proud’ of what he and his government has ‘achieved’.
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