COVID: Sajid Javid says COVID could be with us forever but hopes all measures lifted by March

'COVID is not going away, it's going to be with us for many, many years - perhaps forever, and we have to learn to live with it,' Sajid Javid says.

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1/20/2022 2:00:00 PM

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has warned that COVID19 could be around 'forever' and people must now treat it more like flu and 'learn to live with it'. Read more about this story:

'COVID is not going away, it's going to be with us for many, many years - perhaps forever, and we have to learn to live with it,' Sajid Javid says.

What are the new rules in England?will end next Thursday"I think we are leading Europe in the transition from pandemic to endemic and we are showing the world how you can live with COVID," he said.Health Sec quizzed on isolation rulesAsked about the justification for ending the legal requirement against WHO guidance during a pandemic, Mr Javid said all rules remained under review.

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Sars 19 / sars has been around a long time like many other virus luckly for us they are some vaccine around that did work But it isn't like the 'flu!!! Average deaths from'flu per year are in the low thousands (less than double digits). 2 years, COVID deaths 174k+ You do the fcking math sajidjavid (you were the Chancellor once)!!!!

What’s changed? Why not live with it from the start then? What about a possible variant of this that has a high death rate? What about vulnerable people like me? Are you trying to kill me off? What sajidjavid is saying is “Your own your own Public and NHS, so fuck off and get use to it” Last week it was a terrible life threatening airborne virus that you needed to be triple jabbed for . Today it’s the flu …….

Just seen this numpty on itvnews somebody buy him a razor! Or is he from the Johnson school of scruffy b******s dress? Or was it a heavy night partying? Hes right . Stop all testing and mask wearing and get on with it . Covid19 being around forever sounds like the sunlit uplands compared to Johnson being around for another couple of years

What’s his plan? Ignore it basically Economy over dispensable citizens. Simple as that and cue the covidiots and antivaxxers in 3.2..

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Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 3:32 How will the elderly cope without COVID restrictions? What are the new rules in England? Work from home guidance has been dropped and rules on face masks in schools have been scrapped. COVID passports and the requirement to wear face-coverings on public transport and in shops will end next Thursday . Mr Javid said England was returning to Plan A because"Plan B has worked" - largely due to the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme. "I think we are leading Europe in the transition from pandemic to endemic and we are showing the world how you can live with COVID," he said. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 3:08 Health Sec quizzed on isolation rules When will self-isolation rules end? He also confirmed the government's intention to end self-isolation rules for people with coronavirus in the coming weeks. Asked about the justification for ending the legal requirement against WHO guidance during a pandemic, Mr Javid said all rules remained under review. The rule is due to go when coronavirus regulations expire on 24 March, or perhaps earlier as suggested by Boris Johnson during his announcement on the lifting of restrictions yesterday. The health secretary said a decision would be made closer to the date"based on the data at the time". Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:26 Omicron: Hospital admissions data 'encouraging' Has Omicron peaked? "Omicron is now in retreat... but we do still have to remain cautious, prevalence is still high," said Mr Javid. He said people would have to make their own minds about wearing face masks and what precautions to take when legal requirements come to an end. "Will I be wearing a face mask? Yeah, I think I probably would be in a week's time," he told BBC Breakfast, in reference to going shopping. "Especially if I am going to my local shop which is small and enclosed and can have quite a few people in there at one time in quite a small space, I don't know most of those people, I think that would be sensible. "I think it will be sensible on the tube in London, for example - quite an enclosed space. People will be asked to make their own personal judgment just as we do in fighting flu." Subscribe to the Daily podcast on