January 17, 2022

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English lockdown wins support from MPs

English lockdown wins support from MPs
MPs have voted to support the four-week lockdown for England that starts tomorrow. Boris Johnson warned that, without it, the NHS would face an “existential threat”. Some 34 of his own backbenchers voted against, with more abstaining – including Theresa May. They object to the curbs on civil liberties, as well as the economic costs…

MPs have voted to support the four-week lockdown for England that starts tomorrow. Boris Johnson alerted that, without it, the NHS would face an “existential risk”.

Some 34 of his own backbenchers voted versus, with more abstaining– consisting of Theresa May. They object to the curbs on civil liberties, in addition to the financial costs of closing down.

But a stark warning from the head of NHS England put things in focus: there are currently sufficient clients seriously ill with Covid to fill 22 health centers.

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