Reckless Boris Johnson visited a school today to tell pupils they’ve got nothing to worry about from the coronavirus – and breathed all over them, with no mask and no distancing, as he did so:
Johnson didn’t stay 2 metres distant from the nearest child. He didn’t even stay ‘1m plus’ – a minimum of a metre plus some additional form of protection.
And he didn’t even tell them to be careful but not anxious – instead, telling them ‘schools are safe’ and they had nothing to worry about.
Even before the full return scheduled for next month, 39 schools are in the middle of coronavirus outbreaks – and both the experience of other countries and major international studies have shown that children are just as prone to catch and spread the virus, while even government scientists acknowledge the school return will drive up the ‘R’ infection rate of the pandemic.
And if anyone thinks ‘Oh, he had the virus so he’s safe’, how can anyone be confident he was really infected after his faked camping trip? And even if he was, scientists now say it’s possible to be reinfected with different strains of the virus.
Johnson’s recklessness is unforgivable, putting at risk both children and their families.
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