Less than 24 hours after entering the hospital, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has entered the ICU and deputized one of his ministers.
- The big picture: This is a stark reminder for all people about the importance of continuity of governance. Johnson was the first major world leader diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Honest-to-blog, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I do note that Lord Damp Nut and his Walking Termite Buffet Mike Pence have been side-by-side at his daily MAGA-Virus rallies.
Our SOB has the best luck ever. But I interrupted.
Statement from No. 10: “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.”
- “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the Prime Minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.”
- “The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputise for him where necessary.”
Flashback: It’s been less than a month since the U.K. tried another approach, shooting for herd immunitybefore realizing it would overwhelm their National Health Service. Now the U.K. faces one of Europe’s worst outbreaks.
I’m not wishing ill on anyone. I’ll leave that up to the Brits to make their opinion known.