The UK government has refused to rule out cutting off whole cities if Britain enters a worst-case scenario of Coronavirus, and apparently, they won’t take anything off the table, as the global death toll nears 3,000, including one Brit on a cruise boat in Japan.
The Tory Cabinet minister, who’s setting up a war room and declaring emergency laws, has warned scientists have stated it’s certain that the virus will become endemic in society.
If that happens, in the worst-case scenario the United Kingdom may need significant actions that would have social and economic disruption, which could involve closing some schools with specific risk and pulling ex doctors out of retirement.
Football matches and shows could also be forbidden and people could be urged against using public transport.
China has isolated whole cities, and it’s likely under the circumstances that the government would try to cut off a city in this country as well, although there’s a tremendous economic and social downside to that, but the government aren’t taking anything off the table at this stage because they’ve got to make sure they’ve got all the means possible if that’s what’s needed.
And they want to reduce the social and economic disruption because at this stage we still have hope, even though the numbers elsewhere are growing fast, but we still might be able to circumvent this outcome.
There are 23 cases confirmed in the United Kingdom at the moment and right now some school should be closing, although the government are thinking about a potential prohibition on big public gatherings and they’ve not ruled them out.
Emergency powers could be used to implement quarantine if patients resist, and they now can ensure they are so that the police can assist in doing just that, and stockpiles from no-deal Brexit proposals are now being retained in case of a Coronavirus crisis in Britain.
People should ensure they catch a cough or sneeze in a tissue which is then thrown away, or in the crook of their elbow, as calls to NHS 111 have shot up by more than 50 per cent.
Nevertheless, the Health Secretary has stated that at this stage people should go about their everyday business and that over 60s don’t need to avoid public transport, despite the Director-General of the World Health Organisation advising that they should.
If you’re 60+ or have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, a respiratory condition or diabetes, you have a greater chance of contracting severe #COVID19.
Try to avoid congested areas or places where you might associate with people who are sick.
As for the government attempting to handle a crisis, we shouldn’t trust them as far as we can throw them, particularly Boris Johnson who thought it was more important for him to go on holiday than to deal with the crisis.
And if the truth is told, this country was too slow and something should have been put in place weeks ago and Boris Johnson has been a walking disaster.
There have been three storms in three weeks that have battered this country and a global outbreak of a virus that’s started to kill off people faster than thought, and unless we’re all sleeping under a rock, all everyone appears to care about is Boris getting his rocks off with Carrie Symonds and the news of their imminent wedding and hatchling.
And we’re being told to wash our hands, does that mean we should wash our money as well?
I also sense a hint of fear starting to appear and when I was in a shop today I saw a man with a mask on, so maybe the government are intentionally keeping us in the dark as to just how big this thing is about to become.
Ironically, handles of supermarket trollies are rarely ever cleaned and then food is touched, and they say that the virus can last well over 48 hours on surfaces, and then they’re telling us that they might shut cities down, but then they tell us it’s not that serious, what are they not telling us?
Perhaps we should be listening to the World Health Organisation than Mr Hancock and the Tories, and we should be avoiding large crowds and public transport. After all, Mr Hancock couldn’t manage a fish supper, never mind a Coronavirus outbreak because all they care about is money and not public safety, and this is almost as entertaining as ‘Hancock’s half-hour’.