Covid cases are soaring and the UK has become one of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the world – so people are understandably frustrated that the government is not really reacting.
Health secretary Sajid Javid even admitted on Wednesday that cases could even hit 100,000 a day.
Yet, the government is not planning on changing its current approach to handling the pandemic and has already ruled out any chance of a winter lockdown.
Restrictions have not been in place since Freedom Day, July 19, and masks are no longer mandatory in most settings in England.
The UK will be buying 730,000 doses of two new antiviral treatments for Covid once approved, but for many, it’s already too late and the government needs to enact ‘Plan B’ of its Covid strategy by bringing back more controls.
Javid did, however, claim there was no plan B at the moment – despite pleas from NHS representatives to act now before its late.
People were quick to share their frustration and scathing analysis on the government on Twitter.
What’s most disturbing about our current COVID situation is the government clearly don’t have any meaningful plan, other than “let’s see how bad things get before we do anything”
— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) October 20, 2021
What’s that point of having a Plan B if you refuse to use it once Plan A goes to shit.
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) October 20, 2021
No Plan B yet, says @sajidjavid, claiming covid deaths are “mercifully low”. There were 179 deaths listed today and 954 in the last week.
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) October 20, 2021
Letting Covid cases run high enough to admit *another* more virulent variant is *another* unconscionable risk Boris Johnson’s government took with your family & your country’s wellbeing. Without either permission or explanation. But hey ho. On we go.
— James OhBrien (@mrjamesob) October 20, 2021
We are in a country where ministers priorities are “protecting” us from 60 migrants arriving on a dinghy rather than protecting the 200 of us likely to die from COVID each day. It’s utterly absurd.
— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) October 20, 2021
With UK’s weekly death rate three times the level of other major European nations it’s surprising covid not raised at #PMQs
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) October 20, 2021
Today, Conservative Minister Kwasi Kwarteng tried to excuse the fact that 223 people died from Covid yesterday, under his government…
…by pointing to the fact that the UK used to have the highest Covid death rate on the planet, under his government. pic.twitter.com/Uj2d14OyEb
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) October 20, 2021
That means he didn’t put any pressure at all on the Government to put in place Plan B immediately
So I’m assuming he doesn’t think they should
— Gina 💚💙🧡 (@Saffiya_Khan1) October 20, 2021
Sajid really does and doesn’t want you to wear a mask
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) October 20, 2021
.@BorisJohnson Beginning to wonder if there really is a plan B? That’s the trouble with engaging in months of “freedom day” complacent bilge and removing support. You lose the will, and ability, of the public to react. https://t.co/oeCyLXdu2X
— Sergeant Pluck (@Sergeant_Pluck) October 20, 2021