Sajid Javid’s Covid plans are giving people déjà flu – 14 immune responses
The new broom Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, has wasted no time in pushing for an ‘updated’ approach, first rejected around 15 months ago – that of comparing Covid-19 to the flu.
He shared his thoughts via that bastion of scientific endeavour and balance – The Mail.
We are going to have to learn to live with Covid and find ways to cope with it – just as we already do with flu.
Please read my piece in the Mail on Sunday.https://t.co/XqCZOzpqFn
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) July 4, 2021
“We are on track for July 19.”, he insists, before revealing that cases are at around 28,000 a day and “are going to rise significantly.” ‘On track’ doing some heavy lifting, there.
Although his stance had support from some predictable areas, a lot of people weren’t impressed.
Opening up will make us healthier.
The data looks very positive.
The data: pic.twitter.com/uZ95YYamMY
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) July 4, 2021
Good to see that Sajid Javid has reached the "it's just like flu" stage. So, pretty much where Donald Trump was a year and a half ago. Very reassuring. https://t.co/Q411DYN7fD
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) July 4, 2021
What happens when the current uncontrolled surge escalates to the point where it throws up a new, and much more vaccine-resistant, variant? Will that be something else we have to learn to live with? https://t.co/9DjXMrrqaX
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) July 4, 2021
Presume your paragraphs on long Covid and decent sick pay for isolation support got edited out?… https://t.co/KLMQlCQX4d
— Jonathan Ashworth 😷💙 (@JonAshworth) July 4, 2021
— Mike D – London, Europe (@MikeDLondon) July 4, 2021
We are just going to have to learn to live with car accidents and find ways to cope with them – just as we already do with other road accidents. And to that end I will remove the mandate on seatbelts. https://t.co/cNbvvtnNXg
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) July 4, 2021
“Let’s treat this thing that’s not like flu as if it was like flu,” is a fucking brilliant plan that definitely won’t explode in our stupid faces in a few months’ time.
Awesome work learning from past mistakes, you monumentally unpleasant threat to public health. https://t.co/l1vadPQR8r
— Max Morgan 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@SpillerOfTea) July 4, 2021