“There are 8,000 new infections every day in England alone. That’s in the community. There are more infections that happen in hospitals and care homes which wouldn’t be included. ... Not 100% an educated guess. We’ve done some modelling we think, we hope, we might be able to hold the reproduction number at about 1. But that would still mean—a reproduction number at about 1 at this point—would mean that the incidents stay at about this level. And this level is about 8,000 infections—8,000 new infections—each day in England alone.”
After railing about supposed ‘elites’ during the Brexit campaign it’s been interesting to watch Dominic Cummings first scuttle off to Durham to hide out in one his father’s spare houses (taking walks in father’s private forest of course)... but this clip from a TV show which aired... listen to his aristocratic father-in-law talk about eugenics in such a matter of fact way is truly next level.
“But no one has benefited as handsomely as Jeff Bezos of Amazon, who has seen his wealth skyrocket by $25 billion since January 1 as homebound customers lean heavily on online shopping, grocery delivery and streaming. This wealth surge for one individual — greater than the entire GDP of Honduras — is unprecedented in the history of modern markets.” https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/28/perspectives/inequality-coronavirus-billionaires/index.html
At the beginning of the BBC Two programme, Maitlis said the country was "shocked" that the government could not see that Boris Johnson's aide had broken the rules by travelling from London to County Durham during the coronavirus lockdown. She said the "public mood" was "one of fury, contempt and anguish", and that Mr Cummings had made people who struggled to keep to the government's rules "feel like fools". She continued: "The prime minister knows all this. But despite the resignation of one minister, growing unease from his backbenchers, a dramatic early warning from the polls and a deep national disquiet, Boris Johnson has chosen to ignore it. "Tonight we consider what this blind loyalty tells us about the workings of Number 10."
Party goers seem unconcerned by the obvious risk of catching Coronavirus.
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