Who are the Covidiots now?
Professor Mark Woolhouse, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, told the Science and Technology Committee: “Over the summer we were treated to all this on the television news and pictures of crowded beaches, and there was an outcry about this." later saying “There were no outbreaks linked to crowded beaches, there’s never been a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a beach ever anywhere in the world to the best of my knowledge.”
Thousands of what the papers described as 'sun worshippers' flocked to beaches across the country last summer causing Karen's everywhere to post facebook rants calling the beach-goers 'Covidiots' and 'disgusting', whilst the press and lockdown fanatics referred to them as Covid-19 “super spreaders”. This was entirely without foundation. There has never been a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a crowded beach, prompting Spiked Online to ask who are the Covidiots now?
Nobody caught Covid on a beach, but 36152 people caught it whilst in hospital according to SAGE. According to SAGE’s briefing paper to Government published February 12th 2021, in the first wave of Covid infections up to 40.5% were caught in hospital. total number 36152.
This continues, people are contracting Coronavirus whilst in hospital for unrelated illness in huge numbers. The NHS, rather than controlling the pandemic are making it much, much worse. The HSJ reports that Record numbers of covid-19 infections which are likely to have taken place after admission to hospital were reported in January. HSJ analysis showed an average of 462 Covid cases probably caught in hospital have been reported every day throughout January –, that's 14,322 cases of people who were Covid free before they got into hospital in January alone.
Rather than vilifying beach-goers who were entirely innocent, the media should be reporting how many people the NHS are infecting every day. How about changing the advert too? "Look into his eyes and tell him the people treating him gave him the bloody virus in the first place" would be far more accurate than suggesting that joggers and beach goers were the culprits.