- Oct 4, 2013
I’d like to see the numbers showing how often the beeb was accused of right wing bias vs left wing bias. And I know what I think it’d show. Very clearly!Well Boris has certainly 'rolled the dice'. I am in favour of some lifting of restrictions but the approach is risky.
The problem as I see it is what looks like the stopping of most of the remaining COVID regulations in one go. I feel that a gradual approach would have been better.
Agreed that wearing a mask in confined spaces will continue to be a good idea - reckon it will remain a part of our culture for a while yet.
Whilst a high percentage of the UK population has been vaccinated, at around 50% fully vaccinated, most information I have seen has 60-70% as the minimum for 'herd protection'. Perhaps better to have waited until 60% fully vaccinated before stopping the mask-wearing regulations. I've always been a bit sceptical about social distancing in confined spaces. Good ventilation and mask wearing look to be much more important and effective.
For non-Brits, not all Brits think the BBC is left biased! Just being critical and challenging to governments does not mean bias. The BBC has over the years been accused of bias by both the left and right. Bias itself is highly subjective and often is just so much opinion rather than fact. Personally I find the BBC increasingly insipidly neutral and not challenging enough of politicians!
Just my two penn'orth and with fingers crossed that we don't brew a new more deadly variant.