ONE of Covid’s hangovers is a nationwide reluctance to get more jabs.
We understand that. Most of us had three shots at least as the pandemic raged.
One of Covid’s hangovers is a nationwide reluctance to get more jabs – if you’re eligible, please get them sortedCredit: Getty
Once the Omicron variant proved a far lesser threat, millions saw little point in a booster. They should rethink.
Omicron and flu remain nasty diseases which can even prove deadly for the most vulnerable.
About 13 per cent of all hospital beds are occupied by patients with one or the other. That’s adding needless pressure to an NHS already on its knees.
Nine million eligible for a Covid booster — and 13million eligible for a flu shot — haven’t had it.
If that’s you, please get them sorted.
We have to wonder, meanwhile, why the Government is letting Covid-positive Chinese tourists enter the country without self-isolating while gravely warning Brits to mask-up or even just stay at home if they have a sniffle.
China is being engulfed by Covid. Crematoriums cannot keep up. We are told it is Omicron, to which its population has little defence, but what if it’s worse?
We don’t trust what the Communists tell the world, especially on Covid.
How can our Government bark at sneezing Brits not to venture out, but invite infected visitors from the pandemic’s epicentre to roam freely about?
Didn’t we make just such mistakes in 2020?
BEFORE long only the hard Left will still back Mick Lynch’s bid to bring down the Government.
His rail strikes, with more threatened “for months”, are killing businesses already facing an economic tsunami in 2023. If they close, they can blame Lynch’s fantasy of reliving the 1970s.
A third of his own RMT members want to take Network Rail’s offer, as other unions have.
They at least accept the limits of what can be paid, with finances in disarray and inflation sky-high. They probably also fear the lasting harm Lynch is doing to the industry employing them.
He is dim enough to still think he can topple the Tories before a 2024 election.
And that is why our trains aren’t running. Shame on him.
THE divide between London and the rest of Britain is a chasm when it comes to car use.
Nationwide, nearly 70 per cent drive to work. It’s only 27 per cent in the capital.
That’s not surprising given its public transport is (strikes aside) so much better. But Chancellor Jeremy Hunt must mind that gap if he’s seriously considering hiking fuel duty 12p a litre in March.
An inconvenience for better-off Londoners would be a hammer blow elsewhere. So much then for levelling up.
Don’t do it, Mr Hunt.