im so sick of the government and the media's handling of covid
i just read a bbc article that mentioned us hitting 50k new cases yesterday and boris' decision 2 do nothing
and it said, literally, "things were [sic] much better now than a year ago."
according to who????
just for comparison:
case numbers for Oct 20th 2021 are more than double that of Oct 20th 2020 (52,009 vs 21,330)
deaths over the past few days have been about the same (occasionally a bit higher, sometimes a bit lower) than this time last year*, which i guess is an improvement over the last week when our death toll was double that of its 2020 equivalent 🙄
we have about 1000 people more hospitalized daily and 100 more in intensive care (7,239 & 798 Oct 19th 2021 vs 6,261 & 593 Oct 19th 2020)
it's just insane to me that neither the government nor the media seem to be able to fact check this, when i managed to pull this data in like 5 minutes /:
it's ridiculous that despite all of our stats having been worse since may than their 2020 equivalents (and bear in mind this gap was wayyy bigger in the last few months than it is now) and yet, we're all being told that everything is okay
no wonder no one is wearing masks or following any safety procedures! our government and media r literally telling us nothing!
*news articles, the government site and the google graph r giving me wildly different numbers for yesterday's death stats so we're just gonna work on weekly average here