The Health Secretary Sajid Javid has apologised after suggesting that we need to learn to live with Covid rather than cowering from it.
Apparently families who have lost loved ones felt his remark was deeply insensitive and had caused deep hurt to them and those who stayed at home to protect society.
Mr Javid caught Covid last week even though he has had his two jabs but made a full recovery after experiencing very mild symptoms.
He tweeted, “Please if you haven’t yet, get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.”
Unfortunately he was criticised by opposition MP’s and later removed the tweet on Sunday which I thought was a shame as I would have hoped he would have had the courage of his convictions and not cowered from a few “woke” MP’s, after all I took his remark to be an encouragement to people to get the jab so they don’t have to be frightened of Covid.
Politicians are not what they used to be, I can’t imagine Churchill if he were in the same situation removing a tweet.
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I agree with your interpretation of his remark, but that aside I think he is an ill equipped and ill informed health minister who ought to be removed as soon as possible.
I think it’s dreadful he removed the tweet after a few “woke” MP’s criticised it, we live in an age when five people complain about an advert on television and it is removed, the rest of the 72 million of us are left asking, why?
I quite agree.
The trouble with these MPs is that they do not know how to choose a battle. Complain and exaggerate too much about the trivial and everyone misses or ignores the important issues.
I think he is right.