Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The Guardian view on Johnson’s Covid-19 plan: doubt, deny and dismiss

Boris Johnson addressing the media on Thursday evening. ‘The prime minister wants no narrative to take hold that could trigger a backlash on the home front that his administration cannot contain.’ Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Crown Copyright/PA
Boris Jonsn adresñ ɖ mīdia on Ʈrzde īvnñ. ‘Ɖ prîm̦inistr wonts no naṛtiv t tec hold ɖt cd trigr a baclaś on ɖ homfrunt ɖt hiz admiṇstreśn canot cnten.’ Foṭgraf: Andru Parsnz/10 Dǎnñ Strīt/Crǎn Copirît/PA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Jonsn’z Covid-19 plan: dǎt, dnî n dsmis

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 30 April 2020)

Rɖr ɖn admit rsponsbiḷti fr biyñ bhnd ɖ crv, ministrz instd sīc t dīl’jiṭmîz ɖ mīdia fr ascñ qsćnz abt ẃ Britn feld

Ʈrzde, 30 Epril 2020

Ibsn’z 19ʈ-snćri ple An Eṇmi ov ɖ Ppl z a p’liticl drama abt a fziśn hu trîz t sev hiz tǎn fṛm wōtrp’luśn only t wînd p az a scepgot. Fr ɖ doctr ɖ iśu z hlʈ; aftr tstñ ɖ wōtrs’plî h rjz a śutdǎn n ny pîps t b leid t sev lîvz. Ɖ tǎn’z mẹr z cnsrnd abt ɖ ic̣nomic cost. Betr, ɖ poḷtiśn rīznz, t cīp ɖ tǎn opn n c’rect ɖ probḷm graɉli. In ɖ moṛl combat ɖt insyz it z ɖ doctr hu bcmz ełnetd fṛm ɖ tǎn h strugld t pṛtct. Ɖ ple’z mesij z a cǎnsl v deṃcratic dsper: ɖt mît z mor pǎrfl ɖn rît.

Ɖs insît hz not bn lost on ɖ Britiś guvnmnt. Lîc Ibsn’z fix́nl poḷtiśn, ministrz rfyzd t si ɖ vîṛl ʈret. Boris Jonsn dd not wont t contmplet a dṛcońn rspons. Ẃn ɖe dd act, ministrz faund ɖe were bhnd in a globl rês fr criticl rzorsz sć az vnṭletrz, tstñ-cpaṣti n prsnl pṛtctiv iqipmnt. Ɖ fełr t muv dsîsivli t s’pres ɖ pandemic lîz at ɖ rūt v ɖ mes. Rɖr ɖn admit rsponsbiḷti fr biyñ bhnd ɖ crv, ministrz rfyz t apoḷjîz n instd sīc t dīl’jiṭmîz ɖ mīdia fr ascñ qsćnz abt ẃ Britn feld.

Dǎnñ Strīt clemz ɖt “mni ppl wl b lcñ at ǎr apaṛnt s’xes”. Hvñ lost mor ɖn 26,000 lîvz t ɖ c’roṇvîṛs pandemic, ɖ YC nǎ acǎnts fr an etʈ v ɖ wrld’z Covid-19 deʈs wɖ les ɖn a hundṛdʈ v its popyleśn. F ɖs cǎnts az s’xes, wn śudrz t ʈnc ẃt mt b cnsidrd fełr. Evri mstec invîts a rbutl. Ɖ guvnmnt dplôz a ʈri-proñd dnayl fmiłr t obzrvrz v ɖ Brexit culćrworz. Ɖ frst proñ z t dǎt ɖt ɖr z a sirịs probḷm; ɖ secnd z t qsćn ɖ vraṣti v unwelcm rportñ; last z t tar dsnt az trīzn.

Mr. Jonsn wonts t coopt ɖ popyleśn in a naśnl ef̣t undr hiz cmand. Bt Britn z set t lūz mor ppl in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs ǎtbrec ɖn in ɖ blits. H clemz ɖ fruntlîn v ɖ NHS hz hld, bt dz not wont t ǒn ɖ hevi losz on ɖ sośl-cer flanc. Ɖ prîm̦inistr wonts no naṛtiv t tec hold ɖt cd trigr a baclaś on ɖ homfrunt ɖt hiz admiṇstreśn canot cnten.

Instd ɖ guvnmnt z atmtñ t yz deta t criet ɖ sns ɖt ɖ pandemic cn b monitrd az it hapnz. Bt dêli numbrz tel a dstortd stori. Ɖ míst targit v 100,000 tsts a de z a ces in pônt. Ɖ volym v tstñ z not ɖ iśu; ɖ qsćn z ẃɖr it z xtnsiv inuf t map ɖ vîṛșpred so ɖt it cn b rold bac. Sǎʈ C’rīa hz a popyleśn v 52 miłn bt hz rcordd fywr ɖn 250 c’roṇvîṛs deʈs bî runñ 57 tsts fr evri cnfrmd Covid-19 ces. Ɖ numbr fr ɖ YC z les ɖn a tnʈ v ɖt. Britn hz bn tù lêt in incrisñ its tstñ-cpaṣti, n nr dz it hv a tresñsistm t trac dǎn ppl hu mt hv bn xpozd t ɖ vîṛs.

Dspt ɖ facts, Mr. Jonsn wl spend ɖ wīcs ahd clemñ h wl ǎt-C’rīa ɖ C’riynz bî hōltñ vîṛs-trnzmiśn n wl cīp it in ćec wɖ a “trac, tres n tst” aproć. Pformñ ɖs U-trn wl opn ɖ prîm̦inistr p t ɖ ćarj ɖt h actd tù lêt. Olrdi ɖ fngr v blem z biyñ pôntd at ɖ stet, nglectñ ɖt it hd bn śrunc bî a deced v Tori rūl. Instd v śẹrñ unsrṭntiz wɖ ɖ public, Mr. Jonsn cntinyz ɖ slf-dspśn. T ŕ z hymn. Rzolvñ ɖ tnśn btwn ɖ icoṇmi n hlʈ, az Ibsn’z ple ultiṃtli rvilz, canot b solvd bî ɖ god v public opińn.

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