Boris Johnson’s claim – contrary to scientific studies – that children rarely pass on the virus exposed in the worst possible way
A 52-year-old father in Blackburn has been killed by the coronavirus after his child was told to isolate at home after a school outbreak and developed the infection. The family does not wish to be identified.
The man had underlying health conditions, exposing the huge risk to vulnerable family members of children forced back to school by the Tories in the midst of an exponential ‘second wave’ of the pandemic.
Boris Johnson has again claimed this week that children are most unlikely to pass on the virus even if they become infected. His claim flies in the face of extensive scientific studies that show not only that children carry the same viral load as adults, but also how quickly it can spread from them, both to other pupils and to their families.
Johnson has been abetted in his deadly nonsense by Labour leader Keir Starmer, who sided with Johnson on his decision to ban facemasks in school classrooms, agreed with him that ‘school is safe‘ and has backed the Tory PM in his ‘new restrictions’ sham this week that closes pubs an hour earlier but left schools and workplaces unchanged.
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