Allison Pearson

Allison Pearson


Telegraph columnist, apprentice mother, words nut, author I Don't Know How She Does It'. Follows anyone from Wales.

57644 followers  •  14222 follow  •  London  •  

My column on the PM: We need you, Boris – your health is the health of the nation

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China inters a million Uighur Muslims in concentration camps. The Left: uneasy silence. China blamed for lying about Coronavirus leading to thousands of deaths and economic meltdown worldwide. The Left: RACIST!

Please can we start hearing from those who are fully recovered from #COVIDー19  ? That’s the vast majority. Many experience such mild symptoms they don’t realise they’ve had it. Normal flu has killed 10 times as many people over the same period. #perspective 

I reckon the Government has had school closure thrust upon it early by teacher absences and parents taking their kids out. It means infection rates and deaths will go up, according to mathematical models, but... media/public pressure. #coronavirus 

For the scaremongers: In Italy, average age of the deceased from Covid is 81. 10% of dead were over 90. 90% of dead were over 70. Only 1% of dead were younger, healthy people. All the older fatalities had 2 or 3 pre-existing conditions. #CoronaVirusUpdate 

In the real world, poll shows support for Conservatives is at 52% with most people thinking the Prime Minister is doing a good job. On Twitter, puerile anti-Boris rhetoric continues unabated. It’s pathetic. And unhelpful to the great national effort we need.

Just saw copper on @Channel4News  telling someone in a car they couldn’t drive to go for a walk. Why not? Many people need to drive to get to a green space, especially to walk dogs. Surely, that’s not illegal?

Of all the cruel things, the inability to rush to comfort the dying, or to comfort the bereaved after a loved one has died, may be the cruellest. #coronavirus 

Correction: four-fifths of Corona cases may be asymptomatic. A mild illness for many. We need the antibody test ASAP so those who have had it can kick-start the economy so our kids have a future. #coronavirus 

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