Talk

Advanced search

A timeline of the UK government’s woeful response to Coronavirus

(8 Posts)
Lycidas Mon 13-Apr-20 18:11:05

bylinetimes.com/2020/04/11/a-national-scandal-a-timeline-of-the-uk-governments-woeful-response-to-the-coronavirus-crisis/

This really is an embarrassment when highlighted as above.

We need minimise the language of ‘war’, ‘fighting an enemy’ - as though crept upon us completely unaware - and start focusing on the clear public policy failures over the last few months. Failures which are still taking place, and which terms like ‘our NHS’ are designed to sugarcoat.

OP’s posts: |
CherryPavlova Mon 13-Apr-20 18:12:48

Indeed

Hollyhead Mon 13-Apr-20 18:14:53

It is but I believe we’ve been failed by the whole global establishment. It was clear in early February what we were headed for, where were the media? Why didn’t the WHO recommend travel bans and stricter measures?

Also the British public were happy to shout down concerned people saying ‘its only flu’ even as late as March. Even doctors I spoke to in early March were saying it wasn’t concerning them.

TheCanterburyWhales Mon 13-Apr-20 18:19:25

Jesus. It looks so farcical in black and white till you realise these are people who should still be alive.

3luckystars Mon 13-Apr-20 23:14:59

Look, everyone makes mistakes. The wrong people were making decisions, they needed mathematicians not politicians. The important thing now is to test as much as possible and get it under control. Nothing else matters. Good luck x

3luckystars Mon 13-Apr-20 23:16:43

Sorry that looked like I was excusing it, I didn't mean it that way. They just need to get on board with the testing now and not to dwell on the mistakes.

EmMac7 Mon 13-Apr-20 23:21:28

The biggest mistake they made was to treat it like a flu.

There was so much information from East Asia they disregarded. Information the likes of New Zealand and Denmark and Australia did not.

middleager Mon 13-Apr-20 23:32:23

Agree OP.
We were told to "take it on the chin" and are paying the price with lives for these failings.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, quick, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Get started »