Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 1 March 2023

Another diversion from the truth: ‘Leaked WhatsApp messages that expose how Britain’s elderly were failed on Covid’. No mention that the test was not testing for the ‘virus’ and nor that it was Midazolam that killed thousands in care homes

Care homes bore the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic with 46,000 residents dying with Covid across England and Wales in the first two years while staff felt continually “forgotten”.

More than a quarter of all Covid deaths in England and Wales during the pandemic occurred in care homes, a tragedy many families believe could have been avoided if ministers had made the right decisions at the start of the health crisis.

Much of the blame has been attributed to guidance issued in spring 2020 which ordered NHS hospitals to “urgently discharge” all patients “who are medically fit to leave”. It also told care homes that “negative tests are not required before transfers”.

Matt Hancock has since claimed that early mistakes were down to a lack of understanding that the virus could be transmitted by people without symptoms.

But WhatsApp messages between Mr Hancock and ministers and officials show that the then health secretary was expressly warned about the issue on April 8 2020 – months before testing was mandated for everyone admitted into care homes in England. He was also warned to test staff, the very people he would later blame for carrying the virus from one care home to another.

Residents at risk of ‘giving up’

It was not the only time the Government was slow to act, according to these disclosures.

They also reveal that in Oct 2020 Helen Whately, the social care minister, expressed the view to Mr Hancock that rules preventing visits to care homes were “inhumane” and that residents were at risk of just “giving up” and dying as a result of the impact on their mental health.

One of the most fateful decisions for care homes came on March 17 2020, the day after Boris Johnson, the then prime minister, urged the public to stop non-essential contact and travel.

It was on that day that NHS hospitals were instructed to discharge thousands of patients into adult social care in order to free up beds. Just over two weeks later, on April 2, government guidance to care home providers was that “negative tests are not required”, and that patients without Covid symptoms or a positive test could be safely cared for “as normal”.

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