Imagine a dozen Hillsborough Disasters per day? There is no need to imagine

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by Martin Odoni

I must admit, I am in some despair. As a country, the UK just is not taking the pandemic of SARS-Cov2 Coronavirus seriously.

Since the turn of the year, the daily death-rate from the Covid-19 fever the coronavirus induces has shot up to levels substantially higher than the previous peak back in the spring, and yet the Government seems more reluctant to offer a concerted response than ever. Since the 9th of January, only two days have seen the UK death rate dip below 1,000. (And that is going by the 28-days-after-a-positive-testcalculation. Back last spring and early summer, that 28-day cut-off was not being used in England and Wales. If the earlier calculation was still being used, the rates would be even higher.)

I have written extensively about the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster down the years, a stadium tragedy that took ninety-six lives due to negligence…

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