Acting like the virus is no longer a risk undermines our trust in public health measures, says psychologist Stephen Reicher
This is so true, for by spreading that message hardly anyone is taking the care that we all should be doing.
COVID is spreading like ‘wild fire’ and because the current mutations are not viewed as causing serious COVID illness people are not concerned. However, anyone who does catch COVID, while not being seemingly very ill, they are always at risk of ‘long COVID’ whereby any such deterioration of declining health could be with them for the long-term, even creating disabilities that they will have to live with, maybe forever.
Also while not classed a creating serious illness, it is very easily transmissible, so many are catching COVID.
As well, the vaccine programme is now not as successful as it has been for some who were vaccinated are not coming forward to be revaccinated as they can’t see why when these mutations are not classed as serious. This is causing any immunity that they did have to wane and eventually they will have no immunity.
While many were vaccinated, many also were not and this maybe by their own choice, but there are some persons who by no fault of theirs were not able to be vaccinated, either they were at risk due to conditions they already had, or they had very strong needle phobias and therefore never are vaccinated for anything and not able to have any blood testing done.
This Government by implying COVID has gone are failing in their ‘Duty of Care’ to the entire population of the UK and this should be put right and they should be forced to recommence the strong messages about COVID.
But due to the antics of Boris Johnson, especially in his irresponsible behaviours around ‘No. 10 Parties, he has created condition where many are distrusting anything anyone says.
He needs to be made accountable for his lack of attention and his total unreasonable behaviours.