The ending of mandatory coronavirus rules in England will cause “huge anxiety” to immunocompromised and disabled people, leaving them feeling “abandoned” and “forgotten”, charities have warned.
Well one doctor went through the PM’s comments last night and translated them from ‘bullsh*t’ into the truth.
The scrapping of free universal testing has been described as “not only reckless but dangerous”, with one charity saying that vulnerable people may be forced back into isolation.
People who test positive for coronavirus will no longer be legally required to isolate from Thursday, and free universal testing will end in April.
Free universal testing will be massively scaled back from April 1 and will instead be focused on the most vulnerable, with the UK Health Security Agency set to determine the details, while a degree of asymptomatic testing will continue in the most risky settings such as in social care.
The Government’s document outlining the plan for “living with Covid” says the Government will continue to communicate to people most vulnerable to Covid-19 about available clinical interventions, including vaccination and treatments, and also testing and public health advice.
Phillip Anderson, head of policy at the MS Society, said the Prime Minister’s plan “fails to give a credible explanation of how over 500,000 immunocompromised people, including some with MS, can live safely alongside the virus”.
Bullsh*t translator thread
Well Dr Dan Goyal was also watching the PM relaxing pretty much all Covid rules to the pre-pandemic world.
He took many parts of the press conference and translated it, in his opinion, from bullsh*t to the truth.