Gillian Keegan, the United Kingdom’s Health Minister, has had plenty of allies in the media to overhype the Omicron variant to Covid-19. The Guardian recently published a headline saying “UK scientists: bring in curbs now or face up to 2m daily Covid infections as Omicron spreads”. CNN recently published an alarmist headline about the Omicron variant in the UK that read “Britain battles Omicron ‘tidal wave,’ as infections double every two to three days and first death from variant is recorded”.
While most of the media has predictably chosen to be alarmist about the Omicron variant, there are still a few reporters willing to get to the truth of the matter. Kay Burley, a reporter for Sky News, recently interviewed Keegan, asking her a relatively straightforward question that exposed both the UK government and their apologists in the media. WATCH:
Watch this 'journalism' 🤡🤡🤡
Omicron is not the problem . pic.twitter.com/YHEOexrf7S
— Nina Murden (@TheMapRoom) December 19, 2021
KB: “How many deaths?”