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UK's Johnson says record COVID-19 death figures are appalling



FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures at a media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Downing Street, London, Britain January 15, 2021. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS


LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday's record deaths from COVID-19 are "appalling" and the death toll is likely to keep rising in the next few weeks because of the spread of a new, more infectious variant of the virus.


Britain reported a record daily number of deaths with 1,820 people dying within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.


"These figures are appalling," Johnson told Sky News. "It is true that it looks as though the rates of infection in the country overall may now be peaking or flattening, but they are not flattening very fast and it is clear that we must keep a grip on this."


(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by William Schomberg)



-- © Copyright Reuters 2021-01-21
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His failed ‘herd immunity’ experiment has failed, now he acts shocked that the disease he wanted to leave the nation exposed to has killed so many of the people he’s meant to serve and protect.  

You sir, are appalling. The British people are in this mess due to your indecision.   And now, the beloved NHS is up to the highest bidder. Disgusting.    https://www.theneweuropea

He’s been the PM since before the start of the pandemic, he’s failed on every count to do something about this appalling situation.

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4 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

Why not release the ages of the people dying, I think that has a lot of relevance on this disease, i.e. one size does not fit all.


We hear of how many people get infected, but not how many have recovered, i.e. there are two sides to the coin, why are we only being shown one side, all the time ?

Because people who recovered are able to carry on with a life. The ones who die have done so through no fault of their own and have left behind families. That is the only numbers that matter.

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Maybe Mr Boris should heed advice from Thailand. As he is failing miserably and Thailand is curbing the second wave with flying colors, that would be the only sensible thing to do.

So, Boris! Stop standing their waving your hands in the air spreading the virus.

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