Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Covid, news, views, tweets ... .. some are keen on defaming their Nation !!

In the difficult time of Pandemic – the worst hit is truth !  .. .. Statistics are alarming and media is steeped in negativity.  Tamil Nadu recorded 30,355 positive cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 14,68,864. Among these, Chennai reported 7,564 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 412505. The state recorded 293 deaths on Wednesday, putting the state toll at 16,471.  

In this backdrop a local Commie who was berated in a TV show tweeted praising British PM and his authentic proof was Dinakaran news that read :

இங்கிலாந்தில் ஒருவருக்கு கூட கொரோனா இல்லை.. தடுப்பூசி திட்டம், முழு ஊரடங்கு மூலம் சாதித்து காட்டிய பிரதமர் போரிஸ்ஜான்சன் கடந்த ஆண்டு ஜூலை மாதத்திற்குப் பிறகு, இங்கிலாந்தில் கடந்த திங்கள்கிழமை, முழுமையாக 24 மணி நேரத்திற்கு ஒரு நபருக்குக் கூட கொரோனா பாதிப்பு கண்டறியப்படவில்லை.

 


Really could not understand the colonial slavery in mindset  and the far-away-from truth reporting.  According to WHO statistics, cases of persons affected Cases per 10 lakh people in UK : is 66,827 and India is 17156 – perhaps Commies do not read World.  According to another authentic data source : https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ - latest data provided on 12 May 2021 – people tested positive daily : 2,284; last 7 days 16,035.

The total population of UK is 6,57,61,116 as against India’s 132,60,93,184 (approx. 4.95%) - https://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx - while the Corona death rate is : UK 1,26,629 / India 2,54,197 (approx. 49.82%)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had major health and economic effects across the world. British Press reports that there have been more than 127000 COVID-related deaths in the UK, with disproportionate effects in people with diabetes. Early in the pandemic, almost a third of all COVID-related deaths were in people with diabetes.   Contrary to the tweet of the commie, Britain's Covid cases rose slightly for the seventh day in a row today, amid fears the rapid spread of the Indian variant could jeopardise lockdown-easing plans. Department of Health bosses recorded 2,284 positive tests — up 6.5 per cent in the space of a week. But deaths are continuing to fall.  

Experts fear the mutant B.1.617.2 strain, thought to be 60 per cent more infectious than the highly-transmissible Kent variant, is behind the up-tick in cases nationally.  

Boris Johnson today faced an immediate backlash after he announced a formal public inquiry into the Government's handling of the coronavirus crisis will not start until Spring next year.  Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, said the probe should start 'as soon as possible' as he demanded to know why it cannot get under way 'later this year'. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group which has long been calling for an inquiry, said that 'Spring 2022 is simply too late to begin'. Mr Johnson confirmed the inquiry at lunchtime, telling MPs that it will put ministers 'under the microscope', with evidence given by key players 'in public and under oath' while there will also be powers to demand documents.

Mr Johnson said he hoped the inquiry could be completed in a 'reasonable timescale' but expectations are it will take years. The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war went on for seven years, while the Bloody Sunday inquiry took around 12 years. Should a similar timeline be repeated for the Covid inquiry it could potentially take the sting out of any criticism of Mr Johnson's government for being too slow to lock down the country. The report will almost certainly not be published before the next general election, which is currently set to take place in 2024.

Back home the Indian government on Wednesday slammed the use of the term "Indian variant" for the B.1.617 variant of coronavirus in media reports. The government clarified that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has never used the word "Indian" for the variant.

"Several media reports have covered the news of World Health Organisation (WHO) classifying B.1.617 as a variant of global concern. Some of these reports have termed the B.1.617 variant of coronavirus as an “Indian Variant”. These media reports are without any basis, and unfounded," the statement issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The statement clarified that the WHO did not associate the term “Indian Variant” with the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus in its 32-page document published on Tuesday. "In fact, the word “Indian” has not been used in its report on the matter," it said. The WHO also issued a clarification saying that it does not associate variants with the names of countries they were first reported from.  The list of variants of concerns already includes the virus mutations first reported from Britain, Brazil and South Africa.

However, still the British Press continues to violate and call it ‘Indian variant’ as this report on MailOnline suggested :  it read : India's Covid variant is now dominant in four local authorities in England and its rapid spread could jeopardise plans to ease lockdown, experts fear. Analysis by one of the UK's biggest variant trackers warns the strain is focused in hotspots Bolton and neighbour Blackburn with Darwen, where outbreaks have grown by 93 and 86 per cent in a week, respectively, with more than half of lab-checked cases proven to be the Indian strain.

The mutant B.1.617.2 virus is also thought to be behind half of all Covid infections in London, Bedford and South Northamptonshire, although outbreaks in these  areas are still small. Boris Johnson said in a statement to Parliament today that the variant was 'of increasing concern', warning that a strain that could slip past vaccines would have 'potential to cause even greater suffering than we endured in January'.  No10's top scientists fear it may be more transmissible than the currently dominant Kent variant (B.1.1.7) – with one Belgian scientist suggesting it could be 60 per cent faster-spreading – and that it could be behind a gradually rising infection rate in Britain.  

Sad that some people are bent on spoiling their National image – for every citizen the Nation should come before every interests !

With regards = S. Sampathkumar

12.5.2021.

  

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