Profit before lives for the Tories, every time
Former DWP Secretary Iain Duncan Smith thinks we should all be back at work – and none of this ‘2m apart’ nonsense.
So to support his claim, he told BBC News viewers that coronavirus infections had already ‘peaked’ when the lockdown began in March. Let’s see whether that stands up:
In fact, on lockdown day the UK saw 967 new cases. From there it went up, every day, until 10 April when it peaked at 8,681 – almost nine times the lockdown-day figure. Smith’s claim was not challenged by the BBC, in spite of the obvious.
Had Boris Johnson not delayed the lockdown as long as he did, of course, as many as three quarters of the UK’s deaths could have been avoided. But Duncan Smith wants to rush us all back to tight conditions even faster than his psychopathically unapologetic party boss.
967 vs 8,681. Some ‘peak’. Still, at least the Tories have increased temporary mortuary capacity in readiness for the second wave.
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