Disgraceful. No other word for it.
The results show that half (56%) of these care homes had at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, as reported by care home managers, since the start of the pandemic. Across those care homes where managers reported at least one case of coronavirus, we estimate that 20% of residents in those care homes have tested positive for COVID-19, while 7% of staff tested positive, as reported by care home managers, during the same period.
And this sums up well the way the government now operatesIf BoJo though he could quietly shift blame onto the care homes with his comments yesterday it appears to have backfired spectacularily, the anger is palpable this morning across all news channels.
With evidence to hand, sure. The issue here, however, is that Boris said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures in the way that they could have" - a vague, throw-them-under-the-bus comment. Particularly when, as later admitted by Hancock, the procedures themselves were "unknown".Are care homes untouchable from criticism now, like the NHS is? Pointing out that some of them might not be all that good is the new heresy?
Nope, but making an irresponsible and ill-thought out comment on the subject should rightly be criticised.Are care homes untouchable from criticism now, like the NHS is? Pointing out that some of them might not be all that good is the new heresy?