A day after being readmitted, Boris has been shuffled to the ICU. This, however, is nothing to worry about. Apparently.
Yesterday, Boris Johnson was readmitted to hospital due to coronavirus concerns. It was officially framed as nothing to worry about, and certainly not an emergency. One day later, and things have taken a turn, as the British PM has been moved to the intensive care unit.
According to his office, foreign minister Dominic Raab will take the reins “where necessary”.
“Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital,” said the Downing Street press release.
The release stated that Boris was moved to the ICU should he require the use of a ventilator, but redoubled that he remains conscious and all remains well.
Johnson was self-isolating within the official bowels of Downing Street before being readmitted on the basis of a cough and the suggestion of his doctor. While the people of Boris have labelled it as a “precautionary step”, one must wonder if Boris is able to lead Britain. Well, not lead, but lead.
Yesterday, the narrative was that he’d be able to run the country from bed, but with Raab now vaguely calling at least some of the shots, the doubt creeps in.
With that being said, perhaps a different take on the coronavirus response may be a boon, as Britain was heavily panned by all and sundry by allowing people to mingle after other countries outlawed outdoor behaviour, and particularly Boris himself, who travelled to a hospital, shook hands with COVID-19 patients and later bragged about it.
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— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 27, 2020
God save our gracious et cetera.