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The government are being ‘willfully negligent’ as the virus ‘remains a threat to our loved ones’

21st Oct 21 11:32 am

The British Medical Association (BMA) has accused the government of being “willfully negligent” for not to taking any further action to reduce the spread of infection.

The BMA are calling on the government to introduce Plan B immediately as the NHS is under severe pressure already due to the rising infections.

Plan B means that people would be urged to work from home, wear face coverings with Covid passports.

BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said, “By the health secretary’s own admission we could soon see 100,000 cases a day, and we now have the same number of weekly Covid deaths as we had during March, when the country was in lockdown.

“It is therefore incredibly concerning that he is not willing to take immediate action to save lives and protect the NHS.”

The BMA chief accused the government that they have “taken its foot off the brake, giving the impression that the pandemic is behind us and that life has returned to normal.”

He added, “It is wilfully negligent of the Westminster government not to be taking any further action to reduce the spread of infection, such as mandatory mask wearing, physical distancing and ventilation requirements in high-risk settings, particularly indoor crowded spaces.

“These are measures that are the norm in many other nations.”

Sajid Javid told the nation last night that the pandemic is “not over” and the virus “remains a threat to our loved ones.”

Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency told the press conference, “What we can see is that the cases now are almost as high as they were in July and actually not far off where they were last winter. What we are not seeing is that dip down again at the other side of the peak.”

She added, “Fortunately, that is not currently working through into serious disease and deaths.”

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