PIERS Morgan revealed how he would have combatted the coronavirus crisis if was Prime Minister in a fiery exchange with Dr Hilary Jones on today’s Good Morning Britain.
The host, 55, has been highly critical of the government’s response to the deadly virus and today he said he’d have “changed absolutely everything.”
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Piers Morgan revealed how he would have combatted the coronavirus crisis if was Prime Minister on today’s Good Morning Britain[/caption]
While having a heated debate over death certifications in care homes and the lack of visits made to them by GPs during the crisis, Dr Hilary asked in broader terms what Piers would do.
Piers said: “I would have changed absolutely everything.
“I would have looked at China and South Korea and realised testing was key… this should have been done years before, after we went through a pandemic exercise.
“I’d have locked own at the same time countries got on top of this lockdown and done it properly, not piecemeal.
Piers is furious about the grave situation in the country’s carehomes[/caption]
“I’d have been for more draconian at airports.
“I certainly wouldn’t have let a single person out of hospital, elderly person, who had Covid-19 without giving them a test to show they were negative.”
At least 20,000 people have been killed by coronavirus in care homes across England and Wales since the start of the pandemic, according to reports.
The fact that it is hard to know exactly what a person died from, and that not everyone who has died with coronavirus will have been tested, has meant that comparisons with previous years is the most accurate way to estimate the virus’s toll.
Piers recently slammed Boris Johnson’s coronavirus lockdown plans saying: “I can see thousands of strangers in the park but not my own sons”.
On his return to the show on Monday, he blasted the Prime Minister’s address to the nation.
He said: “I feel fine except I feel extremely frustrated by what I watched last night.
“I don’t know where it leaves us and I don’t understand the sequence of events here.
“Boris Johnson clears 15 minutes of prime time, Sunday night television, to address the nation.
“And you expect when you get that amount of time on a Sunday night at seven o’clock you would get loads of great detail that clears everything up.
“Instead we got a load of his usual flim-flam, his bluster, his bellicose, fist-pumping rhetoric. But when it gets to the detail, I don’t know where it leaves us.”
Piers also slammed the Prime Minister on Twitter for the new rules, claiming they “make no sense”.
He wrote: “So, the Prime Minister is urging millions of non-essential workers to go out to work – but also telling people we still can’t see family or friends even if we maintain the same social distancing rules as non-essential workers at work?
“Makes no sense. I can drive 100s of miles to sunbathe alongside complete strangers on a beach, maintaining 2m distance – but not see my parents? This is ridiculous.
“I haven’t seen two of my sons for 10 weeks. They live 10 minutes away, next to a large common. Am I allowed to go and see them, if I stay 2 metres away? The answer appears to be no, yet I can see 1000s of strangers a day in my local park if I stay 2m away.
“Do I have to get my sons & myself temporary jobs on a building site so I can see them?”
Viewers were divided by Piers’ return today, with one saying: “Must admit you got it right today off the bat we’re all confused I was it’s so damaging to the public right now that message!”
Piers with his sons, from left to right, Bertie, Spencer and Stanley[/caption]
The GMB host blasted the fact he could mingle with strangers in a park but couldn’t visit his sons[/caption]
Another added: “That’s the best thing Piers has said in weeks.”
A third said: “Welcome back Piers. Don’t forget in Wales and Scotland we are still being told to stay home thankfully.”
However, others weren’t as pleased to see him back, with one saying: “The Morgan ramblings are getting evermore unhinged. Who’d have thought that was possible?”
A second said: “Negativity. Let me spell it out for you. Boris said ‘Further details will be explained in the commons tomorrow and at the 5PM briefing’. There is no confusion, wait and find out what he’s going to say today just like we all have to do. You’re losing your grip.”
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Most of Britain’s strict lockdown measures will stay in place for now as it’s still too soon to make any major changes, he said.
Piers tested negative for coronavirus after developing symtoms.
He told fans last week: “UPDATE: My COVID-19 test was negative.
“I was advised to take the test by my doctor after developing possible coronavirus symptoms, and was entitled to do so as a Govt-designated essential worker.”
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