UK Well being Secretary tweets individuals should not “cower” from Covid, earlier than deleting it and apologizing

“I deleted a tweet that used the word ‘Cower’,” he said. “I expressed my gratitude that the vaccines are helping us as a society fight back, but it was a poor choice of words and I sincerely apologize,” Javid said on Twitter on Sunday, the day after he used the word in a tweet who was announced to have fully recovered from the virus.

“How many have I lost loved ones to this terrible virus and would never minimize its effects,” he added in his apology.

Javid tested positive for Covid last weekend and eventually sent British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak into isolation because they had close contacts. Both should end their quarantine on Monday.

“Please – if you haven’t already – get your trick as we are learning to live with this virus rather than ducking from it,” said Javid’s deleted tweet on Saturday.

The Minister of Health’s choice of words provoked a wave of anger among families of coronavirus victims and opposition lawmakers, and many asked him to apologize for his turn.

The campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK described the comments as “deeply insensitive”.

“Not only are they hurtful to bereaved families, suggesting our loved ones were too cowardly to fight the virus, but they offend those who are still doing their best to protect others from the ravages that this terrible virus brings can bring about, “the group said in a Twitter post.

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Oppositional Labor Vice-Leader Angela Rayner had asked the Minister of Health to apologize for his comments, adding in a tweet: “Heroes of the NHS and welfare and all of our key workers have not ‘crouched’. They risked their lives to protect us all. ”

Liberal Democratic health spokeswoman Munira Wilson called the tweet “outrageous while thousands remain in hospital with Covid-19”.

The UK suffered a devastating first wave in 2020, followed by a troubling winter with the discovery of the alpha variant (Kent), which resulted from one of the highest numbers of Covid-19-related deaths in the world – nearly 129,000 since the pandemic began.

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As of July 24th, more than 83 million doses of vaccine had been administered in the UK, with over 54% of the population being fully vaccinated.

But despite the success of the vaccination program, the country could be heading for a potential new wave of Covid-19 fueled by the Delta variant.

Definitive Covid restrictions were lifted in England earlier this month, however cases, hospital admissions and deaths are on the rise again, underscoring the unpredictability of a new era of pandemic in the UK.

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