Britain’s Herd Immunity

17 Mar

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By Jason Michael

HISTORY WILL NOT look kindly on Britain’s response to the novel coronavirus, or its premeditated lack of response as the case may be. On Thursday 12 March, as this new and deadly virus – which had already infected over a hundred thousand people around the world and claimed the lives of thousands – continued to spread in the United Kingdom, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed a bemused public. Alarm bells began to ring when he stated that his listeners should prepare to ‘lose loved ones before their time.’ He was, of course, simply stating a fact. COVID-19 is an indiscriminate and merciless killer, killing somewhere between 0.5 and 5 percent – depending on the level of preparedness and response of the state and its health services. But there was something not quite right in his calm demeanour. Not to mention his choice of…

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