Covid-19: Tom Black responds to DUP deputy’s “panic and fear” comment


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This last game between the two dates back to last week, when Dr Black told the BBC that ‘you go out and you mingle with a crowd next week, one of them will have omicron … it’ is so contagious, then you will come home with it. “

A day later, he told the Nolan Show that the public should “get around the politicians” and do the smart thing, locking up immediately.

Mr Wilson has long been a harsh critic of what he sees as exaggerated Covid restrictions.

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He has since issued a statement calling the comments “highly irresponsible” and saying they left people “in a state of panic and fear”.

He added: “His assertion that people must not leave their homes to risk catching Covid has left businesses in shock and caused untold damage to people’s mental health at this time of the year. about the family.

“UK government ministers know that a formal declaration of a new lockdown would be politically unacceptable. In an act of political cowardice, it appears the tactic used is to instill fear in the population and create a stealth lockdown. “

Dr Black replied: “There is clearly a division between the medical profession and some politicians …

“The medical profession is extremely concerned that the omicron variant is sweeping through society and eventually overwhelming the NHS. There is a real risk that large numbers of staff will be sick or isolated, which would have a devastating impact on our health services. “

He added that the NI BMA is very much “in line” with Chris Whitty’s assessments in England as to how people should react.

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