Speaking about the low uptake of covid jabs by 12-15 year-olds this morning, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said that; “we need to push them more dynamically.”
Kwarteng was speaking to SKY News presenter Kay Burley. It was a very interesting exchange.
Burley: “12 to 15 year-olds. 90 per cent of them are unvaccinated. Why is that not working? 200,000 children off school last week with covid?
Kwarteng: “I think it is working. We just need a faster roll-out. It’s easy to say that things aren’t working when they’ve just started and we need to push them more..”
Burley: “Well it’s been going on for weeks now..”
Kwarteng: “We need to push them more dynamically, but it is working..”
Burley: “So you acknowledge that it’s not been pushed dynamically at this stage.
Kwarteng: “Well what I am saying is that we can always do better, we can always improve Kay, you know that, er, we, nothing you know is ever going to be perfect, but we can be more dynamic in pushing it…”
Burley: “Cos 10 per cent uptake is not enough is it?”
Kwarteng: “No, no and we need to increase that.”
Burley didn’t think to ask him how his government would be more dynamic in pushing the jabs on the nation’s children. I said on yesterday’s radio show, that they’ll terrify them with warnings of killing Granny and mum and dad. It’s sick.
Kwarteng ruled out a move to Plan B to respond to the increase in covid cases and deaths. Burley reminded him that this time last year, the government assured us that there would be no Winter lockdowns before locking down the country twice.
Kwarteng said that things are different now and that because of the successful vaccine programme, he could rule out lockdowns this Winter. He’s lying. But then, what else is new?