It’s been just revealed that the important plan to end covid-related regulations in England is put on hold. Check out the latest reports below.
The Guardian just revealed that the plans of ending the pandemic regulations in England had been delayed at the last minute amid tensions between the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and the health secretary, Sajid Javid, over funds for free Covid testing.
It’s been also reported the fact that the cabinet ministers were told of the delay as they arrived at No 10 on Monday morning amid the final wrangling over the “living with Covid” strategy.
It’s also important to note the fact that this was expected to be announced to the House of Commons in the afternoon.
Sources are addressing the issue
The same online publication notes that a government source said there was still no agreement between the Treasury and the Department of Health and Social Care on the extent of the testing cutbacks.
On the other hand, it’s important to note that there is another source at the DHSC that insisted Javid had accepted the fiscal position that most testing must end.
“The source denied Javid was seeking new money and said that instead he wanted to “reprioritise” his existing budgets by moving funds from other areas within the department to cover the additional testing.”
This is what The Guardian notes. Here’s what the source said:
“DHSC are absolutely not asking for additional funding, they want to reprioritise within the existing budget.”
Even the frail can survive
Important cardiologist Peter McCullough notes the following tweet that managed to give hope for the better. Check out his message below in which the expert says that after more than 2 years of studies, even people who are the frailest can survive the disease triggered by the novel coronavirus.
I worked with teams of doctors to develop and refine the “McCullough Protocol” for this very scenario. Millions of lives have been saved relying upon these important treatment principles. After two years, there is global understanding and even those most frail can survive. pic.twitter.com/nPt5L1VnQu
— Peter McCullough, MD MPH (@P_McCulloughMD) February 21, 2022
Lots of people congratulated the expert for all the help that he has been providing via his studies.