- Sep 2, 2008
Quinny":stiohiwg said:Guiri Green":stiohiwg said:Yet back in February.....
"Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs the plan aimed to be "cautious but irreversible" and at every stage decisions would be led by "data not dates".
"It requires four tests on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variants to be met at each stage."
There may well have been a better way of controlling the spread of the new variant, but for anyone pinning your lives on June 21st......you shouldn't have. They've been clear all along that it might change.
Now, if more people had stuck to the guidelines, we may have have reduced the spread of the variant as the vaccine roll out reached a wider spread of people.
The issue regarding the spread of the delta variant was that the indicators were there back in the first week of April when Pakistan and Bangladesh were both added to the red list due to the surge of cases which had spread from India ... but the Govt held off for some reason from imposing the same measure on India itself. That Boris was due to go to India at that same time to negotiate a trade deal was, I'm sure we can all agree, a complete coincidence.
I'm inclined to believe, as I'm sure you do Quinny, that this was a major factor in why he delayed putting India on the naughty list.
For me, it's an example of the fine balancing act that the Govt have to maintain between the economy and the health of the Country. Govts have to make difficult decisions and there will always be people that have a different idea on what decision(s) should be made.
People need to take more responsibility for their actions. I'm pretty sure that all those people that flew in from India knew there was an issue in the Country and knew the Country was on a number of red lists and yet it would appear that they just carried on regardless. The World has been consumed by this pandemic and there is a shed load of information out there on what we should and shouldn't do so there really is no excuse.
So when I talk about taking personal responsibility, I am talking about those people.
I suggest that the people blaming the Govt probably fall into the bracket of people that blame someone else when things go wrong.