Wed Jan 5th, 2022 at 08:18:33 AM EST
What an extreme mess the Tories and rightwing idiots have created in the healthcare for all citizens. Frustrated by poor economic numbers and lagging with most major economies, all restrictions are at risk to be removed. The infamous words "let her fly" has become official Johnson policy .... a "do nothing" approach, the NHS will tend to the matter. He did leave out the surging business of caretakers and the clinics for treating the long Covid patients with serious handicaps. What a mess the Conservatives have made of it.
The NHS taking the brunt ... how much longer?
Travel plans? The AUKUS sister nation down-under can hand you a waiver after exemplary service to the spread of the Coronavirus ...
Coronavirus pandemic: Travel firms call for removal of testing rules | BBC News |
The travel industry said compulsory testing for UK arrivals and departures had held back the sector's recovery.
The prime minister will meet his cabinet later and urge them to back his decision not to impose any further Covid restrictions in England.
On Tuesday, Boris Johnson said he hoped the country could "ride out" the current wave, although he acknowledged parts of the NHS would feel temporarily overwhelmed.
Beaten by the SARS CoV-2 virus in England, admitting defeat
The prime minister said there was a "good chance" he would not impose fresh measures and would recommend continuing the government's "Plan B" strategy in England to ministers on Wednesday.
He also announced plans for 100,000 critical workers to take daily tests.
The PM said at a Downing Street briefing he will recommended England sticks with Plan B restrictions, when cabinet ministers meet to discuss extending them.
As daily UK Covid case figures
exceeded 200,000 for the first time with the spread of the Omicron variant, the PM said people who believed the pandemic to be over were "profoundly wrong".
[Is Boris Johnson's frustrated by science which has not coped with the new variants? Sounds like Johnson prefers to join the tens of thousands marching the streets against government restrictions wanting more freedom and letting the health issues and deaths fall where the must ... God's predetermination not for man to question. - Oui]
The daily cases include a backlog of two days of cases from Wales and four days in Northern Ireland.
He said this was a moment for caution but also that the UK's position was different from other waves, as Omicron is milder than previous variants and booster vaccines have been rolled out.
Mr Johnson said the country had a chance to "ride out this Omicron wave without shutting down our country once again".
"We can keep our schools and our businesses open and we can find a way to live with this virus," he said.
Mr Johnson acknowledged the weeks ahead would be "challenging" with "some services disrupted by staff absences". But he promised to "fortify" the NHS to withstand pressure.
The assurances come as many industries are facing staffing problems over the number of workers self isolating with Covid or as contacts of cases, while many people have struggled to get tests over Christmas amid supply and demand issues.
Boris Johnson is at a loss and he won't be able to find the right "balance" as his mindset is corrupted by a bias towards economics and only cares about voters, not the public good or well being of individuals.
Johnson Writing Next Act British History
Frugal is not a term that a Tory could utter, even in hard times ....
Liz Truss asked for public money to cover £3,000 lunch | The Guardian |
Leaked correspondence has revealed the foreign secretary "refused to consider anywhere else" and asked that public funds should pay for a £3,000 event with Joe Biden's trade representative.
According to the correspondence, Truss, then the trade secretary, "explicitly asked that we book 5 Hertford Street", which is owned by Robin Birley, a £20,000 donor to Boris Johnson's leadership campaign and the half-brother of Zac Goldsmith, the environment minister.
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