Face masks shouldn’t be made compulsory in England’s shops, that’s what Michael Gove said, but now Boris Johnson has now toughened up the rules on coverings and has made face coverings mandatory.
There are some people out there that chose to wear face coverings, there are others that don’t and there are many that can’t because of disabilities – perhaps we should just use common sense, which most people have been doing.
Although there has been some indication that face coverings reduce the spread of COVID 19 indoors, and now the United Kingdom and Scotland have made them mandatory in shops.
And they seem to prevent people from producing as many droplets when they breathe and talk, which supposedly could remain airborne for an hour without proper ventilation, but the Cabinet Office Minister appears to have guilt-tripped the public into wearing face coverings in stores, saying that it was basic good manners, respect and courtesy to wear a face mask in shops.
But he seemed to rule out making them compulsory, maintaining that it was always better to trust people’s common sense, and mixed messages from the government on this and is propagating uncertainty.
Society as a whole has overwhelmingly been doing the right thing, although there have been some that have been flouting the rules, so some manageable direction would be good for some people to comprehend, however, this inept government are precariously muddling messages.
The government should be encouraging people to wear face masks when they’re inside an environment where they’re likely to be mixing with others and where the ventilation may not be good, but on the whole, it’s best to trust people’s common sense.
Of course, the government should keep the policy under review and should be encouraging people to wear coverings in shops, rather than enforcing it, and there have been numerous people saying that if they have to wear them, they simply won’t go out – just another way to dampen the economy.
And it’s quite right that the government should treat the British people with the respect that their intelligence and their judgement deserves.
And if people can get to work by using other means, they should, such as walking or cycling, but sometimes public transport is the only way people can get to work, and of course, people should use public transport safely.
But again there’s this confounded confusion, and the people of this country now appear to be an inconvenience whilst the government fill their pockets. So do we don a mask as Boris Johnson said, or do we not wear one as Michael Gove said?
Do people go back to work? Because they are numerous government offices that have not reopened their doors to the public and have not gone back to work, so why should joe public go back to work?
Does the public go on holiday to Greece like Boris Johnson’s father has or do we simply accept that the holidays that we booked last December has been cancelled as travel between the United Kingdom and Greece has been forbidden by both countries?
And the price of masks will be increasing because remember this is Rip off Britain, and no doubt some Tory contributor will be making loads of money out of this disaster, and of course, there will be people out there that won’t want to listen to this shambolic, inadequate and immoral government anymore, and they’ll just do what they want and do the reverse and go with their gut instinct.
It looks like Michael Gove is repudiating his own Prime Minister who he’s the cabinet of, but they’re supposed to have a discussion they agree on before they commence handing out Government statements, and this government is a shambles.
And these MPs who are criticising must believe that the preponderance of the population are morons, when the central message to people here should be careful reflection and common sense.
The thing is with social distancing there are now long queues outside shops and supermarkets, and sometimes we just want to pop in and purchase a singular item, but end up spending more. Now, more people will put that on hold, so profits will hit and will continue to do so whilst all this madness plays out.
Of course, the pandemic isn’t nonsense, it’s real, and it’s happening right now and it’s deadly, and no country in the world actually knows how to best deal with it, and it could be said that the Tories don’t know what they’re doing, but they do.
That’s not to say that they’re not incompetent, they are because they’re seeking profit above all else and if that means planting confusion, chaos and destruction, then as far as the Tories are concerned, so be it.
This government can’t tell everyone to get back to work so that they can restart the city centres, and then make masks compulsory because people will just not bother going out, and it should be a person’s decision, not that of politicians who have turned the world upside down without the mandate to do so, and our government seems to speak with many forked tongues.
Boris Johnson said that he was going to make face masks compulsory when shopping – Michael Gove said that they’re not going to make them compulsory when shopping and that it was down to people to use their common sense, although it was good manners to wear one when out and about – this government clearly don’t have an ounce of common sense between them.
Clearly, our Prime Minister doesn’t actually talk to his cabinet, and clearly, the cabinet and Prime Minister don’t even know what one another have said to the public on a day to day basis.
No wonder the people of Great Britain are totally stumped as to what they can and can’t do, and maybe there should be a crowd mantra at our inept Prime Minister ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ as they stroll past Downing Street.
At the end of the day, we simply need one representative who delivers the changes because at the moment it’s like doing the hokey pokey – you put your left leg in, put your right leg in, and then fall on your bum.
Then we have the exorbitant cost of face masks – four months ago they would have been between £5.00-7.99 for a pack of washable and reusable masks at the chemist, but after Boris Johnson said they had become mandatory they have now multiplied.
But this is all a load of bunkum anyhow. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that even if everyone wore a mask, they can only reduce the spread of the virus by about 5 per cent, as the virus can penetrate the body via any mucus membrane and a mask doesn’t cover your eyes.
I guess 5 per cent is better than 0 per cent, but then why introduce it now and not 4 months ago? That’s a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, and there appear to be too many people losing their jobs and too many MPs keeping theirs.
And politicians in this country seem to be terrified of making decisions, particularly if they don’t think they’ll be popular with the electorate when they should be studying the bigger picture and doing what’s needed to protect the people.