Doctor tears up Johnson’s Covid press briefing

The end of England’s mandatory coronavirus rules will cause ‘enormous anxiety’ among immunocompromised and disabled people, leaving them feeling ‘abandoned’ and ‘forgotten’, charities have warned.

Well, a doctor skimmed through the Prime Minister’s comments last night and translated them from ‘bullshit’ to truth.

The scrapping of free universal testing has been described as ‘not only reckless but dangerous’, with one charity saying vulnerable people could be forced into re-isolation.

People who test positive for coronavirus will no longer be legally required to self-isolate from Thursday, and free universal testing will end in April.

Free universal testing will be massively reduced from April 1 and instead focus on the most vulnerable, with the UK Health Security Agency to work out the details, while some degree of asymptomatic testing will continue in the riskiest settings such as social networks. care.

The government document outlining the plan for ‘living with Covid’ says the government will continue to communicate to those most vulnerable to Covid-19 the clinical interventions available, including vaccination and treatment, as well as testing and counseling for public health.

Phillip Anderson, policy officer at the MS Society, said the Prime Minister’s plan ‘does not provide a credible explanation of how more than 500,000 immunocompromised people, including some with MS, can live safely in the sides of the virus”.

Bullsh*t translation thread

Well, Dr Dan Goyal was also watching the Prime Minister relax just about every Covid rule in the pre-pandemic world.

He took many parts of the press conference and translated it, in his opinion, from bullshit to truth.

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