COVID-19: Sajid Javid criticised as 'insensitive' after telling people not to 'cower from' the virus
The health secretary was writing on Twitter after recovering from a mild form of the virus, having had two doses of the vaccination.
"Words matter and the flippancy and carelessness of this comment has caused deep hurt and further muddied the waters of the government's dangerously mixed messaging."Professor Devi Sridhar, chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, said the remarks would be"painful to read for those who were severely ill" and those who lost loved ones to COVID-19.
"It wasn't because they were weak, just unnecessarily exposed to a virus," she said."And wanting to avoid getting COVID isn't 'cowering' - it's being sensible & looking out for others."There was also criticism from opposition politicians, with shadow justice secretary David Lammy saying:"129,000 Brits have died from COVID under your government's watch.
"Don't denigrate people for trying to keep themselves and their families safe."Liberal Democrats health spokeswoman Munira Wilson said:"(Mr Javid's) careless words have insulted every man, woman and child who has followed the rules and stayed at home to protect others. headtopics.com
"He owes them all, especially the millions who are shielding, an apology." Read more: Sky News »
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Idiot It's true learn to live with it It will be around for year Blame the Chinese Insensitive is a massive understatement! Awful person arrogant He needs to crawl back under the stone he came from. Our relatives and friends that died from covid didn’t cower from this virus🤬 Just get the bloody shot Spot on from Sajid. But the damage has been done by msm and government both. It’s petrified people into nervous wrecks. Its time to get out and start again
All he cares about is money. I know the virus can and will still kill many but Sajid has a point This government has spent the last 18 months persuading the public to be subservient to its Covid regulations, and now the Health Secretary calls this cowering? Get on your bike! sajidjavid and BorisJohnson How bloody dare you!!
LOL life is cheap for people of certain cultures. Sometimes (very sadly) even Western education and values cannot break those cultural attitudes...
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Look at this! Lmao. Penis head. Wonder if wishes come true if you rub his head? His head looks like a penis. Lmao Tell him to grow some friggin hair. Damn he’s disgusting Once a c//t always a c//t Get rid of this government !!! Well he’s right. We’ve been cowering from this not that bad virus for 15 months...wasted money and time.
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COVID-19: Gareth Southgate urges young people to have coronavirus vaccine and get 'freedom back'The England football manager, who led the Three Lions to the final of the Euros two weeks ago, has recorded a video in which he urges people to get vaccinated. Get their freedom back? How wen 1- u can still catch it 2- the gov is trying to push through passports... not freedom if you hve to prove smething that is ultimatly freedom of choice NoVaccinePassport COVID19 Southgate liberal left wing politicised the England footballers when his job was winnning football matches. Kneeling down and vaccinations have nothing to do with football. ritmat12 VIP subscriptions worth investing in thank me later don't waste time on local tipsters who are waiting for major leagues to resume
Covid-19: Daily tests to avoid isolation expanded in EnglandPolice, transport, freight and fire workers will now join the daily contact testing scheme. Welcome to the GETTR platform! Get trust, get truth, get the freedom of speech! Reject the speech censorship, break the information monopoly, spread the truth！ Shallow journalism here
Covid-19: Sadiq Khan urges PM to change isolation rules earlierFully vaccinated people should avoid quarantine now by testing daily, the Mayor of London says. And when things go tits up he’ll blame the government MayorofLondon Get on with your own job - charlatan. Pay no attention to the fool.
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