The amazing Zahawi

Nadhim Zahawi, minister for education, (and contender for PM) says:-

“There’s nothing in the data that gives me any concern that we need to go beyond where we are at.”

Meanwhile Covid hospital patients have gone up 76% in a week, the biggest percentage rise ever recorded.  He follows this with:-

“The NHS is very good at being able to move staff around within the system. They have an infrastructure to do that. We now have 10,000 more nurses and 3,000 more doctors than we had last year working in the NHS.”

At the same time Boris Johnson asks ministers to plan for Covid workplace absences of up to 25%

If  Zahawi’s figures are true (and he is not using the latest published figures from 2020 that coincidentally show 10,000 more nurses than 2019) then that is an extra 3%. Meanwhile the Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair says:-

“There simply aren’t enough [staff] to care safely for patients in hospitals, clinics, their own homes or anywhere else.”

Who would you believe?

Meanwhile, Zahawi tells the stupid public how to deal with the testing kits shortage:-

Just refresh your webpage

So are we having more restrictions to deal with this crisis?  NO, because

the Tories won’t allow it.

Oh well, never mind.