Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over 'cowardly' care home comments
7th July 2020 - BBC News
Boris Johnson has been accused of trying to shift the blame for coronavirus deaths onto care homes. The prime minister said on Monday that "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures". His words sparked fury in the care home sector, with one charity boss calling them "clumsy and cowardly".
Business secretary Alok Sharma said the PM had simply been pointing out that "nobody at the time knew what the correct procedures were".
Mr Sharma told BBC Breakfast there had been a lack of understanding of levels of asymptomatic transmission at the start of the outbreak and that is why "detailed guidance" was put in place for care homes to follow.
Dr Chris Gough - Anaesthetist and Intensivist
Now that I am recovering from Covid-19, I want to share my symptoms, and my experience, in case it is of help to anyone else. I've felt pretty rotten the last few days, but am finally improving. I am only talking about my own experiences - as a patient, not a doctor.
I'll have a quick moan about testing, and then go through my symptoms. Testing, testing, testing. We must stop the ridiculous imbalance where politicians and sports stars can apparently get tested, but frontline health workers cannot. The criteria must be consistent.