Tuesday 02 Jun 2020

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Day 71 of Lockdown

Well… This is one way to get Mexico to build that wall

20210602 Update for context: The USA had the highest rate of Covid-19 transmission in the world

UK COVID-19 Shambles

BBC News
Less than a month ago, Boris Johnson announced that any easing of the lockdown would be conditional on a lower alert level, alongside "five tests" on the spread of infection being met.

Indeed, when the prime minister promised on 10 May to ease the lockdown around open air markets and primary schools, as happened on Monday, he issued an important caveat: "If the alert level won't allow it, we will simply wait and go on until we have got it right."

The next day, the government's "Plan to Rebuild" said that the changes to the lockdown "must be warranted by the current alert level".

We are still at Level 4 of the alert system

An infographic showing the UK Alert System
BBC News UK COVID-19 Alert Levels
At level 3, transmission is no longer considered "high" but a Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation. Level 3 justifies "gradual relaxing of restrictions and social distancing measures".

On Wednesday last week, the prime minister told parliament's Liaison Committee that "we're coming down the Covid alert system from level 4 to Level 3 tomorrow, we hope, we're going to be taking a decision tomorrow".

That was in reply to a question from the Northern Ireland Select Committee chair Simon Hoare about the PM's adviser Dominic Cummings.

But the next day, the government decided instead not to lower the alert level.

This is genocide - the UK government is purposely putting people in harm's way.

The Leading Light?

A photo of the White House with its lights turned off from Monday June 1st 2020
The Beacon of Freedom?

An excellent article on the USA and Trump's lack of leadership during the current riots for George Floyd.

Trump (Impeached) disappears when America needs a President most precisely because he’s a demagogue, an obscenity, a stain of a human being.


Day 72 of the Wild Hair & Beard experiment.

A photo of Mark Smith @DaisyHeifer showing his wild unkempt hair and beard on Day 72 of the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown.
Wild Hair Day 72

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