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@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt Quite... 19,506 (hospital only) NHE / Gov published deaths + 9,929 Care Homes (est: updated only weekly by ONS )+ 17,780 other community deaths (extrapolated from FT report 22/04/2030) = #Total: 47,215; up +4.1% today.

UK proportion of global deaths = 24%
41% of Europe’s deaths
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt ;
1st per million population world rank for deaths (worst)

To put the scale of fatalities in historical perspective, the total deaths are equivalent to:

88 x the number of Grenfell deaths,;
59 x the Lockerbie fatalities or
16 x US '9/11 terror victim deaths;
908 x London
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt 2005 terror dead;
13 x greater than the deaths of entire NI troubles;
26 x the people murdered by IRA;
273 x U.K Iraq military dead &
104 x U.K.Afghanistan military dead;
77% of those killed in the Blitz;
67% of the U.K. civilians killed in WW II.

It is not clear how much of
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt the foregoing deaths relate to failed initial PM COBRA engagement, poor decision making, cabinet relying on alt-right behavioural science or eugenics ('herd ical science; the enduring (still desperately disturbing) lack of essential PPE*; the decision to lock down UK late, or to
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt cease containment early; the absence of available or optioned ventilators; or the decisions on testing, tracking and tracing or the privatisation of the pandemic: #PPE:…

What we do now know is that was almost entirely avoidable is the 121 (at least)
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt health and social care workers who died from COVID-19 in the absence of PPE; +0.8% up on yesterday. In last 60 years, there have been only 4 years in which more than 100 members of Armed Forces died (plus 1 year when it was exactly 100). Ergo it is more dangerous now to be a
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt front like medic or nurse than it is to be a front-line soldier, airman or RN crew member.

Imad Ahmed via Twitter “Among all staff employed by the NHS, minorities account for c.21%, & 44% of medical staff. Yet they account for 63% of all NHS deaths & 95% of medical staff deaths
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt This demands an inquiry.” @IsabelleParasra @thedoctorkhan@merleneemerson…#ClapForTheNHS

There is a real problem with the ‘right-thinking’ Vote Leave cheerleaders, including Johnson, pushing the professional NHS and Care casualties of the pandemic as
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra “heroes.” In the alt-right hi-jacking of the ‘heroes’ narrative, along with that label comes the expectation of sacrifice, of doing the unthinkable. Heroism implies that heroes made an informed choice to put themselves in the line of fire, but none of the NHS, care or contract
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra staff signed-up to do jobs that would require them to risk their lives just by doing a job of often low paid work. The heroes gaslighting myths by Tories have been used to justify everything from PPE under-specification, failed procurement, shortages or delays due to NHS
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra supply chain privatisation, as well policies or as delays attributable to dIrect SAGE interference in scientific recommendations by hard-line, alt-right Vote Leave non-science evangelists, Dominic Cummings & Ben Warner:…
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra “Heroes,” “get behind this and “we’re all in this together” are right-wing ‘STFU’ propaganda tropes, which allows political leaders to deflect, abdicating their responsibility for their handling of the pandemic.

It’s also not yet clear, other than it will not be positive,
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra what the effects have been of a free-market/exceptionalists' lock-down e..g non-essential businesses still calling employees to an unsafe workplace setting. Two of the UK’s biggest house-builders have announced plans to reopen sites, joining several businesses beginning to return
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra n to work -…. Sky News "20% of population may not be self-isolating" (13/04/20) without proper rules and enforcement. Only in alt-right, libertine, aggressive individualism run Britain. Self-regulation never works to contain excesses, as we well know from
@ifanmj @kevintwining @IanDunt @IsabelleParasra Financial markets. This whole approach sums up the chaotic libertines’ Brexit pandemic resoonses.
We cannot let those murder charges go unanswered fir the sake of more lives and fir the sake of democracy.
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