The UK, finally, have given in and ordered a third lockdown. With the ever-rising number of cases of the past year - which are still growing - many thought it should have come much sooner. Let’s take a look at the facts and decide for ourselves.
On the 29th of January 2020, two people tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK. After massive amounts of testing globally, the cases continued to rise and the first British person to die of COVID was recorded aboard the Diamond Princess docked in Hong Kong. In March, the cases passed the 200 mark and the first UK death was recorded. A further several hundred people would go on to die in the rest of the month. On March 23rd, however, the Government made the wise decision to start a lockdown, a lockdown that lasted until July. This definitely affected the spread as the number of growing cases relaxed. But, in autumn, the cases leapt. This went from around 600 a day to over 20,000. Boris Johnson then announced - in October - that there would be a second lockdown.
He made it clear that he did not want to enforce any harsh regulations to make the public feel free and safe. He did not want to make any rules that could make anyone feel uncomfortable - he clearly didn’t want to lose popularity and risked the country’s health for this... Boris Johnson, otherwise known as BoJo informally, confessed that the - at the time - current strategies were not working. However, he stated that some financial effects would be ‘disastrous’ and ‘wrong’ for the UK and was clearly incredibly reluctant to save the UK from COVID-19. For a full month, he waited with the Government to decide what would be right. During this full period of 31 days, 4,415 people died due to COVID-19 in the UK. He and the Government allowed over 4,000 people to die while they worried about finance and then complained about it. They didn’t think of the health of the country.
When the second lockdown was finally put in place there was little impact on the rising cases and the number to this day has begun to surpass 60,000 cases per day and over 1,000 deaths a day.
To summarise - WAKE UP BORIS JOHNSON. He is a clever man but doesn’t put his great mind to use for any good. Hopefully, Boris Johnson will begin to see sense, and with this third and, with luck, final lockdown, he and the Government will stop the nonsense and enforce rules to reduce that number.