With one in 50 now having Covid, there’s simply no excuse to break the rules

WE’VE witnessed some chilling press ­conferences in the past year. Yesterday’s was the most terrifying.

One in 50 of us now has Covid. Rocketing hospitalisations are threatening to overwhelm the NHS in a way they did not last April. Daily deaths, already horrifically high, are set to soar too.

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Hospitalisations are threatening to overwhelm the NHS in a way they did not last April[/caption]

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty says we now face “a really serious emergency”, that the risk is “extraordinarily high” unless we stay locked-down at home and follow the rules to the letter.

The Sun hates the repeated curbs on our freedom. But the new and far more infectious virus mutation has changed the picture.

There is simply no excuse now for anyone to think the rules don’t apply to them — or to swallow dangerous online conspiracy theories.

The good news, and there is some, is that 1.3million Brits have had their first jab, including a quarter of over-80s.

Progress has been too slow, though, in the past week.

Boris Johnson MUST fulfil his vow to accelerate it hugely within days. We welcome his agreement to publish daily updated totals next week.

It is vital we have ambitious targets and meet them.

 

Border farce

IT is staggering that it has taken so long to prevent Covid-positive travellers from setting foot in the UK.

Yes, our international airports present a huge logistical challenge. But other major nations manage multiple tests and properly policed quarantines.

International arrivals must now test negative for Covid before they’re allowed to enter the UK

Here, many arrivals saunter in without even having their temperature taken.

This is not to say the new mutations originated abroad (though the South African one did, by definition, and we should consider temporarily barring passengers from there).

And The Sun would not yet back the total sealing of our ­borders. But since we are locking down the entire nation it is madness not to ensure every newcomer is virus-free.

We have no time for those who habitually denounce every Boris decision.

But his Government HAS failed utterly to control our borders since the virus struck.

Bailout bill

THE pandemic has damaged our economy more than anything in history, according to top economist Paul Johnson.

Yet, inevitably, Rishi Sunak was forced to deepen our debt by £4.6billion more yesterday to keep 600,000 firms afloat.

Simon Walker HM Treasury

The Chancellor revealed a fresh £4.6billion package to help retail, hospitality and leisure sector businesses[/caption]

Britain has borrowed so much that eyes now glaze over as such vast sums are given away. But what else can the Chancellor do? Thriving businesses face ruin through no fault of their own.

In the end the Covid bill must be parked, treated as a wartime debt and paid down gradually over a generation.

And we must pray this really is a once-in-a-lifetime horror.

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  1. Jordan is well and truly scared, she’s losing every time she opens her mouth or makes a quote. He’s so dim he will burn out just like the old light bulb. I admire the way Pete is not getting drawn into anything these two idiots want to do, and respect the way he is protecting HIS kids, (does anyone think DIMWIT would make a better stepdad than Pete to Harvey) what say’s you Yorkie ?

  2. when is she leaving that house??????!!!!

    By cy.. Posted May 30 2010 at 6:44 PM.

    Cheryl should look at her own behaviour and ask herself why she thinks her husband cheated on her. It is becoming more apparent by the day just how spiteful, nasty and selfish she really is. She has no talent but gets away with it because she has a pretty face. Well, even the prettiest face can been seen as very ugly once her true personality comes through it.
    To file for a divorce right as Ashley was about to set off for the World Cup was nasty enough, but to fly another man in as soon as he’s flown out is just cheap.
    Cheryl has too much time for herself and other men, never giving Ashley a second thought and has the cheek to cry about it when he seeks solace with other women.
    I think Ashley is better off without her. He may be sad for a while but once his eyes open to all the beautiful women of the world who would be a real wife to him, he’ll forget about the nightmare that is Cheryl and find true happiness for himself.
    Cheryl will end up a very sad and lonely woman.

  3. There,s an old saying “you don’t appreciate what you have until its gone” a quote Mr Cole will now know only to well.

    By steve.. Posted August 30 2010 at 4:05 PM.

    haha ashley GUTTED!!!!!……..:)

    By jazneet .. Posted August 27 2010 at 11:21 AM.

    people care more about the world cup than her feelings? weird.

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