Saturday, January 09, 2021
Quote of the day 9th January 2020
“The kind of people who stand outside of hospitals and say covid is a hoax and this kind of thing, I really do think they need to grow up.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson responds to COVID conspiracy theorists.
Backing Mr Johnson’s debunking of such claims, Sir Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, said this sort of claim is a life threatening ‘lie’ which is ‘an insult’ to frontline workers working hard throughout the pandemic.
Sir Simon said: “It is a lie.
"If you sneak into a hospital in an empty corridor at 9 o clock at night and film that particular corridor and then stick it up on social media and say this proves that hospitals are empty and the whole thing is a hoax, you are not only responsible for potentially changing behaviour that will kill people but it is an insult for the nurse coming home from 12 hours in critical care having worked her guts out under the most demanding and trying of circumstances.
“There is nothing more demoralising than having that kind of nonsense spouted when it is obviously untrue.”