The Guardian newspaper published an article entitled “The chasm is deepening”.
The newspaper says that Boris Johnson’s hopes of containing the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic have failed.
The newspaper says that this failure has many reasons, but what is no doubt is that the government failed to contain the second wave of the epidemic.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Britain rose to 17,540 on Thursday.
The testing and tracking system for people infected with the virus and those in contact with them recorded the lowest daily rate of use since the start of the pandemic.
Hospitals warn that they may not be able to withstand daily cases of infection by the end of October if they continue to rise at current levels.
The paper says that not all of these failures should be placed at the gates of Johnson’s government, although many should be.
The newspaper says that the speed of the virus spread and the size of the epidemic represent a very difficult challenge for any government, even if it is more efficient and focused.
It adds that it is not fair to pretend that Britain’s failure to contain the second wave is unique.
Other and better governments in Western Europe are finding it difficult to cope with the pandemic.
France, Spain and Ireland, among others, are facing similar hikes.
Even Germany has warned that the infection is getting out of control.
The newspaper says that while acknowledging the difficulties the world faces in containing and dealing with the virus, the Johnson government is at the forefront of what the political scientist Sir Ivor Crowe calls, in a new article by the Reform Research Center, “the most terrible failure of British rule in living memory”.