Boris Johnson has been forced to justify his Covid 19 crisis management, although Keir Starmer praises the ‘pattern’ of bad decision-making
On Wednesday night, the severity of the health emergency in Britain became apparent when statistics revealed that over 1,000 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours and hospitals were treating a record 30,000 Covid patients. The shocking rise in deaths came two days after the prime minister ordered a stringent new shutdown, which was unanimously confirmed in a vote in the Commo House. In Britain, the daily death toll of 1,041 individuals was the highest since last spring’s first wave of the epidemic, and the number of new cases reached a new peak of 62,322. Boris Johnson was forced to justify his handling of the covid pandemic when: 3,587 individuals were admitted to covid-suffering hospitals in England – surpassing the previous record set last weekend.
Sir Richard Leese, the Manchester City Council chief, warned that hospitals in Greater Manchester are “serious risk of falling over.”
Nursing home providers have cautioned that while waiting for the vaccine to be delivered, infection rates are increasing, with one home in Sussex losing half of its residents over Christmas.
Head teachers warned that, despite the lockdown, some schools were ‘overcrowded.’
The Prime Minister encouraged the public to “stay at home” on Monday, almost two weeks after the Sage government committee cautioned that the latest form of the disease meant that without stricter action, including school closures, it was impossible to be brought under control. Speaking to MPs in Westminster, where the House of Commons was reminded to address the new closure regulations, Johnson insisted that gr. And when Starmer said the need for another lockdown was “party political points” he accused Labour leader Keir Starmer of scoring “not just bad luck and it’s not inevitable” but the product of the inability of the prime minister to act earlier. Johnson blamed the latest version of the virus, saying, “It’s inevitable that the facts will change and we will have to change our response,” Johnson said. Starmer, however, cited a “pattern” of bad decisions, including Johnson’s refusal in September to allow a “breaker” lockout, and heeded an official report warning of the challenges of a second wave last summer, including the possibility that the virus could mutate. Starmer said, “We had a tiered system that didn’t work, and then we had the debacle of the delayed decision to change the rules on commingling at Christmas,” On Dec. 22, the last advice on the situation we are in now was given, but nothing was done for two weeks, until Monday of this week. The sudden about-face of the government on opening schools created confusion as teachers were forced to schedule online classes with only a few hours’ notice in a hurry. As schools remain open to disadvantaged children and key employees’ children, many report significant details. “As I always vowed, the schools will be the very last to close,” he said, adding, “Once we begin to lift the closure, I guarantee that they will be the first to reopen. Few Tory MPs publicly opposed the new closure, while many urged Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock to speed up the vaccine’s distribution and called for further financial support for the affected companies.