In reality, number of infections believed to be at least double
The number of schools known to be affected by coronavirus infections passed* 620 yesterday – up 119 on the the previous day, a increase in its rate of growth of more than 43% in a single day.
But the public will still struggle to discern this from the government’s official data page, whose charts continue to show conflicting and outdated information weeks after this was exposed by SKWAWKBOX.
At the same time, more parents are coming forward to say that they have been denied testing for their sick children – while even the sickest and most vulnerable children are being denied home tests and offered appointments at testing sites many miles away:
The daily number of cases in the UK – according to the government’s own numbers – was 3,539, an 81% increase on a week before. But the ONS and other experts say that the real numbers are far higher.
In spite of the mounting evidence, the huge toll in needless deaths so far, the confirmation of pupil-to-pupil transmission and widespread warnings from scientific experts and unions, there is almost no Westminster or media voice raised against the wilful blindness of the political elite that ‘schools are safe‘ and that indoor hospitality venues – known to be another major driver of an increased ‘R rate’ of infection – should remain open. One of the few to do so has been former Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey, whose clarity on the issue showed why Keir Starmer sacked her a few weeks after he secretly promised Boris Johnson his support for the school return.
* Figures compiled from news reports, NHS updates and school websites by @ToryFibs.
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