[Editor’s note: This story from RT is scurrilous, bad journalism where they have taken a small snippett of truth and spun it to fit their own propaganda agenda.
There are no nefarious plans to put people in death camps, this whole story is making a mountain out of a molehill.
The simple truth is that the govt. stated that at some time in the coming weeks, it may announce that people in ‘at risk’ categories, which is the over-70s and those with pre-existing medical conditions, would be ADVISED to stay at home and only venture out for essential reasons, such as shopping for food & supplies, visiting the doctor etc.
Thanks RT, just the sort of bad reporting and fearmongering we need right now. Ian]
RT: UK’s Health Secretary confirmed plans to isolate people aged over 70 for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to protect them, but critics say it may be a really bad idea.
Britain set to isolate over-70s as steps up coronavirus plan. ///////Mandatory isolation for all over 70 to prevent contracting #covid-19-may make epi and policy sense, but many ethical and psychosocial implications! #epitwitter https://t.co/ErVg8yYmJI
— Jonathan Mayer, PhD (@jmayer0716) March 15, 2020
Isolating the elderly is “clearly in the action plan” Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News, confirming earlier reports in the British media. “We will be setting it out with more detail when it’s the right time to do,” he added, which may come within weeks.
Well that's my parents grounded…..
Dad will be fine as long as he has tea bags & tv! 📺
Mum is going to be like a vampire without blood bags if she can't socialise!!!! 🗝💉🔒
Good luck Britain on trying to keep our matriarch generation on lock down….https://t.co/9rVoEyjNuh
— 𝓣𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓮𝔂 𝓒𝓵𝓪𝓻𝓴𝓮 𝓑𝓵𝓪𝓬𝓴𝓹𝓸𝓸𝓵 (@traceyblackpool) March 15, 2020
“We absolutely appreciate that it is a very big ask of the elderly and the vulnerable, and it’s for their own self-protection,” Hancock told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge.
#AskSkyNews hi my wife has emphysema will she have to be in isolation when the over 70s go in to isolation and I had cancer 20 years ago and had part of my lung removed and have copd I am also a truck driver delivering all over Britain where do I stand
— Kevin johns (@Kevinjo36585477) March 15, 2020
Earlier ITV’s political editor Robert Peston said the British government was likely to enforce a “wartime-style” mobilization effort and other emergency measures, including isolation of elderly people.
People in Britain aged over 70 will be instructed soon by the government to stay in strict isolation for four months as part of a planned response to #coronavirus, broadcaster ITV’s political editor said.https://t.co/KYl9YYTZCg
— Apex (@Apex_WW) March 14, 2020
The plan to have elderly people isolated for months is a testament to the toll that the Tory governments’ measures had on the NHS. It also subjects them to increased risks of depression and other problems, some critics say.