I guess you’re probably getting bored of me criticising the mainstream media, but I really do feel the need to call them out on their shit and the way that they’re reporting the Coronavirus pandemic over here as all of them seem to completely ignore the fact that our results are the worst in Europe right now.
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The death toll creeped over 30,000 yesterday which wasn’t that huge an increase, but you still would think that one of them would at least have mentioned it on their front page. Instead, they all decided to lead with the fact that Boris was making some big announcement on Sunday at 7pm about how he intends to release the country from lockdown, with loads of them speculating that this meant we might be able to go for picnics and hang out in the park on Monday.
Here’s a selection of them on Twitter:
Over 30000 dead, 649 new deaths over 5000 confirmed new cases yesterday and these are the headlines. Literally you could not make this up. pic.twitter.com/cekL74Png0
— Simon Smith (@smithsmm) May 7, 2020
BREAKING: British media reacts as death toll passes 30,000. pic.twitter.com/FS2M1y89DD
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) May 7, 2020
Ugh. The worst part about this is that I doubt any of the stuff that some of them are speculating about is even going to happen. If you look at the current curve – although nobody seems to be releasing data about that or looking at it in the past few weeks – then it hardly screams out that the crisis is over and we can start getting back to normal. It’s way worse than other countries that haven’t even got to that stage yet themselves.
This graph doesn’t exactly scream “job done, end the lockdown” to me. pic.twitter.com/B0jG2DoKBf
— Jo Michell (@JoMicheII) May 6, 2020
Can’t really see much happening with this in mind – although it seems clear that the economy and lowering furlough payments is a priority in the government’s ideas – but I don’t wanna speculate about that because that it isn’t really that useful to fuel these ideas. Stay tuned until Sunday I guess.
For more of the same, check out how the foreign media is reporting the UK’s handling of the Coronavirus. It’s very embarrassing.