BMJ lays out how the government response to Covid-19 got it so wrong

19 May 2020 — True Publica

BMJ lays out how the government response to Covid-19 got it so wrong

The British Medical Journal is one of the world’s oldest and most respected general medical journals. It has published a damning report that details the Boris Johnson government response to the COVID-19 crisis that can be distilled down to just a few words, – ‘too little, too late and too flawed’.

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WATCH: Prof Ashton – The beginning of the end of Boris Johnson?

12 May 2020 — True Publica

This is a government of slogans, where confusion now reigns. As Brexit crashes down the list of important policies and is replaced with public health, priorities towards key workers, education, policing and the economy – all behind tackling the C19 crisis, Boris Johnson is losing his new found base in the North, where casualties are highest outside of London. As the public realise the government is now failing in every aspect of fighting this crisis, trust in government is going the wrong way at a crucial time.

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Media Washes Hands of—and With—Boris Johnson

3 May 2020 — FAIR

Guardian: Boris Johnson is the wrong man in the wrong job at the wrong time

Guardian (4/20/20)

As the UK quickly becomes a world leader in death and infections from the Covid-19 pandemic, corporate media are transforming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson into an international Coronavirus bugaboo.

His handling of the pandemic certainly qualifies him for this status. Not only was he the first world leader to tout, then abandon, the discredited, neo-Malthusian “herd immunity” approach, based on the idea that countries should avoid lockdowns and let the virus burn its course, which has now become a rallying cry to the international far right, his own lax attitude towards social distancing nearly killed him two weeks ago as he ended up on oxygen in an NHS intensive care unit.

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Johnson gov’t losing the Covid battle on the frontlines and headlines

3 April 2020 — True Publica

Johnson gov't losing the Covid battle on the frontlines and headlines

When the Daily Mail finally admits the government it helped foist into power is nothing more than a veneer of populist slogans – you know as a government, you’ve been unveiled as a worthless profligate band of spurious frauds. The Boris Johnson government has been tested in a crisis and emphatically failed the nation in its entirety. This is what the DM came out with on Wednesday:

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Boris Johnson’s coronavirus measures: Political criminality that will cost tens of thousands of lives

25 March 2020 — WSWS

By Chris Marsden

“Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope; because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses,” Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared Monday.

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Lancet chief skewers Johnson government for its disastrous Covid-19 failure

24 March 2020 — True Publica

Lancet chief skewers Johnson government for its disastrous Covid-19 failure

An editorial piece in The Lancet – the world’s most prestigious, and best known general medical journal warned two months ago of the oncoming conflict between an ill-prepared, under-funded national health service and an indiscriminate invisible killer in the form of the 2019 coronavirus. More recently The Lancet warned again of the problems that health workers would be facing and yet the government took no notice – until it was too late:

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Sign the Petition! Stop all charter flight deportations to Jamaica and other Commonwealth countries

6 February 2020 — Change.org

Given the  Windrush scandal : the apology by the Government, promises of justice and compensation to people of the Windrush generation and others who came to the UK from Commonwealth countries threatened with deportation, there should be no mass deportations of anybody  to those countries.

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