Sajid Javid has been criticized for saying people should no longer ‘curl up in front of’ the coronavirus.

The Health Secretary made the comment on Saturday, tweeting that he had “fully recovered” a week later. tested positive for the virus on July 17.

Mr. Javid received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine and praised the “amazing vaccines” for the fact that her viral symptoms were only mild.

He added: “Please, if you haven’t yet, get your jab, because we’re learning to live with, rather than curl up, this virus.”

But his comments were criticized as being callous to those who had stayed at home during the pandemic due to health conditions or in an attempt to protect others.

Jo Goodman, co-founder of COVID-19[female[feminine Bereaved Families for Justice, said Mr. Javid’s comments “are deeply insensitive on many levels.”

“Not only are they hurting bereaved families, implying that our loved ones were too cowardly to fight the virus, but they are insulting anyone who is still doing their best to protect others from the devastation this horrific virus can bring,” he said. she added.

“Words matter and the flippancy and recklessness of this comment has caused a deep wound and further muddied the waters of the government’s dangerously mixed messages.”

Professor Devi Sridhar, president of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, said the remarks would be ‘painful to read for those who were gravely ill’ and for those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 .

“It wasn’t because they were weak, just unnecessarily exposed to a virus,” she said.

“And wanting to avoid contracting COVID is not to ‘curl up’ – it is to be sane and watch out for others.”


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