Look over there

The crisis is over. At least, that’s what the government wants you to think. Hence they’re starving the public of information. From their daily briefings, first international comparisons disappeared from the slides, then the R number, then testing data. On the nightly news, thronging crowds filling beaches, queues forming in shopping parks, the House of Commons back in business. It looks like this new strategy is working: starved of information, the public will hopefully just forget all about it, ignoring the 55,000 excess deaths in just two months. Next stop: herd immunity, perhaps, and survival of the fittest, followed by Brexit negotiations and renewed focus on the immigrant scourge. Look over there. The crisis is over. It’s back to business as usual.

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