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I have written extensively about this callous approach. After Boris Johnson made the U-turn on the new report, it was Mark Rutte to follow suite and DENYING he ever thought of that approach. Aholes, do the math!
The Conservative timeline of the pandemic was fully screwed up. So was it by Cheater-In-Chief Donald Trump. Three of a kind.
Keep safe and well!
Index of Frank's Diaries
Closing tube stations and rationing travel means that people who have to travel will be forced to cough all over each other on the remaining public transport systems.
Failing to test anyone - including health workers - means that gig economy workers can't be sure if they should stay at home.
Failing to test - never mind quarantine - travellers on incoming flights guarantees that infected tourists are free to spread the virus to everyone they meet.
Failing to shut the borders - likewise.
Keeping schools open for a week longer than needed gives the virus plenty of time to spread to parents, and to everyone they're in contact with.
And so on. Beyond a bit of "advice", it's very hard to find any evidence at all of the UK taking concrete steps to minimise exposure.
Please read his speech. You can find impartial coverage in dutchnews.nl in English. https:/www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/03/mps-back-ministers-on-coronavirus-herd-immunity-is-not-the-aim
On herd immunity, what Rutte proclaimed in his Address to the Nation on Monday, he backed off (even denied he said it) in Dutch parliament two days later.
Dutch embrace 'herd immunity' as dire death warning prompts UK to change course
My Dutch is perfect and Rutte is a smooth talker ... it's all PR. Damn, he even shops in the same supermarkt, an Albert Heijn which doesn't quite stock up in goods as well as competitor Jumbo. Rutte lives close by and I have run in to him on occasion. I even had a brief chat with him in the street where he lives ... he was flabbergasted ... I acted as if he wasn't recognized as the Prime Minister. It truly frustrated him. 🤣
- Hendrikus Colijn
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