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UK PM Johnson: Sorrow of 100,000 COVID-19 death toll "hard to compute"

 

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a coronavirus news conference at 10 Downing Street, London, Britain January 22, 2021. Leon Neal/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The sorrow of Britain's COVID-19 death toll, which passed 100,000 on Tuesday, was hard to compute, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

 

More than 100,000 Britons have died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, official data showed on Tuesday. In an address from Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed the heartbreak of the grim statistic.

 

"It's hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic, the years of life lost, the family gatherings not attended, and for so many relatives the missed chance, even to say goodbye," he told a news conference.

 

(Reporting by Michael Holden and Alistair Smout; writing by William James; editing by Costas Pitas)

 

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Too little action, too late.  Too many U-turns, too many idiots in the government, too many spineless politicians, too many selfish people, too many idiots.  Maggie would turn in her grave 😞

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What an idiot and how insulting to people who have lost loved ones to this virus.  

 

It's basically his fault that the virus is so out of control in the UK, through his lack of action at the beginning to his stupid policies of messed up on and off lockdowns and lax rules to prevent the spread. 

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From taking it on the chin, to walking around covid wards forcing everyone to shake his hand, to the absurd advice not to wear masks, no PPE for health workers, covid patients send back to nursing homes to keep hospital beds free, the tracing app rort for his friends, reopening from lockdowns at the first sign of a downward trend, bluster and never ending  bulldust Spewing from his mouth. 
 

When Trump was still president Boris could hide behind him and didn’t look like the biggest idiot, but now with Trump gone Boris is a standout contender.
 

He has completely mismanaged Covid, and looks like most him promises on Brexit were hollow or overly optimistic also.  

 

However he is very popular with the Brits, and if they want to vote for him, well that is up to him. That is democracy. 
 

It is hard to think of a more sure way method of contracting covid than his hospital visit apart from actually injecting the virus directly into the blood. 

Covid in the UK was never going to go well with his attitude.
Plonker.

 

 

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RIP

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Four countries have suffered more 'with covid' deaths than the UK, several more will also shortly pass the 100k mark. The UK govt have clearly, and very sadly, got a lot wrong, but so have many other similar countries. Covid is a tough challenge, but hopefully vaccinations will provide some relief.

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5 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

What an idiot and how insulting to people who have lost loved ones to this virus.  

 

It's basically his fault that the virus is so out of control in the UK, through his lack of action at the beginning to his stupid policies of messed up on and off lockdowns and lax rules to prevent the spread. 

So it's nothing to do with the thousands that ignored advice, you know, the Piers Corbyn types and followers...?

 

 

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Major mistakes have been made almost all with hindsight Boris has delivered on vaccine and funding so far but the poor will end up paying for it as usual .

 

The real accountability should end up on Xi's doormat watch 54 days aired on BBC2 last night for the timeline of how this tyrant destroyed the world  🤔 

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19 minutes ago, transam said:

So it's nothing to do with the thousands that ignored advice, you know, the Piers Corbyn types and followers...?

 

It’s got a lot to do with the PM being in charge and therefore accountable for his failures.

 

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It's Boris's fault for not advising passed UK govt's to tell China to keep places hygienic. TV members here need to blame someone.

What about the Black Plague being found again in China in 2020, it's Boris's fault. 😂 

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47 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

 

It's Boris's fault for not advising passed UK govt's to tell China to keep places hygienic. TV members here need to blame someone.

What about the Black Plague being found again in China in 2020, it's Boris's fault. 😂 

I’ve put a pin in that, we’ll discuss again when the UK accepts downgraded hygiene and welfare standards in livestock destined for UK consumption.

 

Meanwhile, if you can explain what part hygiene played in this pandemic?

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The countries which have coped best with Covid have been those where the government has taken immediate decisive action. The UK, US and a few others tried to downplay the threat at first, which allowed the virus to spiral out of control, and they have been playing catch-up ever since. It has not helped to have a populace who are resistant to preventative measures such as mask wearing, but the leaders should have set a better example. Bragging about shaking hands with everyone was not the way to go.

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7 hours ago, Henk Langeweg said:

Election time?

I fear not and no chance of him doing the decent thing and stepping down.  But if he did, who would step up?  The Tories desperately need some new blood, somebody with some backbone and integrity rather than the gang of inadequates we have now. 

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22 minutes ago, dunroaming said:

I fear not and no chance of him doing the decent thing and stepping down.  But if he did, who would step up?  The Tories desperately need some new blood, somebody with some backbone and integrity rather than the gang of inadequates we have now. 

My favourite would be your favourite too, Dom Raab. 

But seriously, it would seem that Boris Johnson is reponsible for all the worlds woes, can't we have a pop at the Belgiums after all their covid rate is worse than Englands. Proportionately more people in Scotland have been dying of covid than in England, we never get a thread about that, I wonder why, could it have something to do with the media being a remainer media. The press want you to believe what their agenda is, it is not only disgusting, it is very frightening how these people manipulate other peoples lives, and sadly a good proportion of their readers believe their nonsense. 

I am just waiting for the next brake failure in Phuket to be blamed on Boris. 

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3 minutes ago, vogie said:

My favourite would be your favourite too, Dom Raab. 

But seriously, it would seem that Boris Johnson is reponsible for all the worlds woes, can't we have a pop at the Belgiums after all their covid rate is worse than Englands. Proportionately more people in Scotland have been dying of covid than in England, we never get a thread about that, I wonder why, could it have something to do with the media being a remainer media. The press want you to believe what their agenda, it is not only disgusting, it is very frightening how these people manipulate other peoples lives, and sadly a good proportion of their readers believe their nonsense. 

I am just waiting for the next brake failure in Phuket to be blamed on Boris. 

So your explanation for criticism of Johnson’s appalling performance re COVID-19 is to abuse the media of being ‘remainers’.

 

Obsessed or what?

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4 hours ago, transam said:

So it's nothing to do with the thousands that ignored advice, you know, the Piers Corbyn types and followers...?

 

 

Thats why its his fault for not making safety measures mandatory.

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27 minutes ago, transam said:

So you want Boris to put the army on the streets, flogging the human rats that are ignoring the warnings that are killing the vulnerable...?

Unless you are going to enlighten us with your fix, well, go for it, I am all ears.......:welcomeani:...............:thumbsup:

Here's some of your fruitcakes....

 

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Simple really, dont make it an option for those rats, as you call them.

 

He failed.

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3 minutes ago, vogie said:

My favourite would be your favourite too, Dom Raab. 

But seriously, it would seem that Boris Johnson is reponsible for all the worlds woes, can't we have a pop at the Belgiums after all their covid rate is worse than Englands. Proportionately more people in Scotland have been dying of covid than in England, we never get a thread about that, I wonder why, could it have something to do with the media being a remainer media. The press want you to believe what their agenda, it is not only disgusting, it is very frightening how these people manipulate other peoples lives, and sadly a good proportion of their readers believe their nonsense. 

I am just waiting for the next brake failure in Phuket to be blamed on Boris. 

To your credit Vogie, we can always rely on you to defend your boy Boris.  And usually find a way to bring up "remainers" as part of your post.  But you are scraping the barrel a bit now, even Boris has apologised and admitted "they" got it wrong over their handling of Covid.

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8 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

What an idiot and how insulting to people who have lost loved ones to this virus.  

 

It's basically his fault that the virus is so out of control in the UK, through his lack of action at the beginning to his stupid policies of messed up on and off lockdowns and lax rules to prevent the spread. 

And don't forget the no work - no money gig economy. How many people have ignored symptoms simply because they have bills to pay?

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Just now, Chomper Higgot said:

So your explanation for criticism of Johnson’s appalling performance re COVID-19 is to abuse the media of being ‘remainers’.

 

Obsessed or what?

So your explanation for criticism of Johnson’s appalling performance re COVID-19 is to abuse the media of being ‘remainers’.

Er yah. Do you honestly think that Boris is the Devil Incarnate himself, why don't we get any balance, everything is down to Boris no matter how badly others do. But I'm sure it must help a lot of remainers to relieve their stress by having someone like Boris as their whipping boy, keep lashing Chomper if it helps you. 

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4 minutes ago, dunroaming said:

To your credit Vogie, we can always rely on you to defend your boy Boris.  And usually find a way to bring up "remainers" as part of your post.  But you are scraping the barrel a bit now, even Boris has apologised and admitted "they" got it wrong over their handling of Covid.

I am not here to defend anyone, I am asking if other leaders have/are doing worse, why are they never mentioned, come on DR surely it must seem a bit lob sided even to the hardest of people. 

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53 minutes ago, Sujo said:

Are minefields spreading in the uk?

I know the virus is.

 

Solution is easy. Follow the science, make people follow it.

 

https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/uk-residents-rage-over-australiastyle-hotel-quarantine-plans/news-story/831302af4bebc303c2b7b573067fb3bb

Just like Sweden was a wow dealing with the virus, now what's happened in Sweden, even the King there has had a pop at their team.

People will dig around to try and find where progress has been made just to slag off others, whatever the subject.....😬

 

 

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2 minutes ago, transam said:

Just like Sweden was a wow dealing with the virus, now what's happened in Sweden, even the King there has had a pop at their team.

People will dig around to try and find where progress has been made just to slag off others, whatever the subject.....😬

 

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Thank you for proving my point.

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4 hours ago, transam said:

So it's nothing to do with the thousands that ignored advice, you know, the Piers Corbyn types and followers...?

Do you mean the Prime Minister's Senior political adviser who endangered his family by driving 60 miles just to check he could avoid trees and other cars?

Oh no - you have a pop at a very minor MP who happens to oppose Johnson rather than those MPs who have greatly benefitted (with their friends) by being awarded lucrative contracts for no apparent reason. Johnson and his collaborators have been spending way too much time working out how to make a profit out of this, rather than dealing with the main problem.

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