The purpose of the Emergency Coronavirus Bill is to protect the economy and the government, not public health

23rd March 2020 shoreditchadmin2 0

The Coronavirus Bill has had little public political discussion. It is being rushed through parliament today (23rd March). Its provisions reflect the scale of the impact of Covid-19: an impact which will be all the greater the longer the lessons of countries which have contained the virus are not learned (particularly China). Instead of containing the virus government’s lack of appropriate action is allowing it to spread.