Health Secretary empty-headed and full of BS
Health Secretary Matt Hancock did not know what the UK’s coronavirus alert level is supposed to be, when he was asked about it this morning. And when he took a guess, he was a whole two levels wrong – claiming it’s 3 when in fact, because infections are rising and restrictions are being increased, it should be 5.
Worse, he was entirely ignorant of the fact that the number of UK deaths from COVID-19 complications has doubled on the week before – just like the number of infections and the number of hospitalisations.
When asked whether more people are now dying, he replied:
It’s not the first time. Earlier this year, Hancock had no idea how many nurses had been killed by the virus – and the NHS was only told to even start counting almost a month later.
Hancock’s performance – as so often – encapsulates the arrogance, ignorance, incompetence, wilful blindness, outright dishonesty and downright malignancy of the Tories and their approach to the pandemic crisis:
Marr entirely failed to challenge him on either point – and later reports of the interview ignored them completely – encapsulating the frequent utter failure of our so-called ‘mainstream’ media to hold Establishment politicians to account, no matter what nonsense they spout.
People are dying. More will die. And the UK will continue to be lied to by its government and failed by its media, while the drivers of the new wave of the pandemic go unchanged and unchallenged. It is unforgivable.
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