Soaring numbers make fools or liars of both Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer
The SKWAWKBOX reported on Thursday that the number of coronavirus outbreaks in schools in Scotland and Northern Ireland had rocketed – and that five English schools had been hit only a couple of days after pupils returned to the classroom. 81 schools in Northern Ireland and Scotland, which reopened schools earlier, were affected – up from 53 just five days before.
Those numbers were badly obsolete almost as soon as they were reported.
Before the end of Thursday, the number of schools hit across the UK had broken 100 – and in England, it had risen from 5 to 11.
Those numbers represent a near-doubling in Scotland and Ireland in just five days – and a more than doubling in England with a single day. The numbers by the close of school hours were as follows:
• Wales 1
• England 11
• N. Ireland 15
• Scotland 73
Northern Ireland has commissioned a new emergency ‘Nightingale’ COVID-19 hospital in expectation that its increasing infection rates will become a fully-fledged ‘second wave’.
Transmission among pupils has now been confirmed, while studies have already demonstrated both that children carry the same viral load as adults – and that the virus can spread like wildfire both within schools and from them to families and the surrounding community,
In spite of this, both Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer agreed during Wednesday’s PMQs that schools are safe, with Starmer admitting that he had secretly promised support for Johnson in sending children back to school as long ago as mid-May.
The numbers are rapidly making fools or liars of them both.
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