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Tara Jane Langston: “don’t take any chances” on coronavirus
The Guardian in the UK report on Tara Jane Langston, an otherwise fit and healthy 39-year-old woman, whose viral video from intensive care urges others “don’t take any chances” on Covid-19:
Tara Jane Langston, a victim of the coronavirus, has warned people ‘not to take any changes’ in a video made from an intensive care unit. She said: ‘If anyone still smokes, put the cigarettes down because I’m telling you now, you need your lungs. Please, none of you take any chances’Guardian YouTube Channel
Efforts have stepped up rapidly since Prime Minister Boris Johnson was lambasted by the scientific community after a an initial “business as usual” announcement suggested the UK was trying for ‘herd immunity‘ in response to the deadly virus.
Like in the US, this initial reaction has about-faced, and the UK is now taking stringent measures to ensure the initial infection spike is ‘flattened’ in order to keep their National Health Service (NHS) functional during the outbreak.
It remains to be seen how effective these steps were, or if they were taken in time.
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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.