Laurence Fox breaks lockdown and calls NHS not ‘fit for purpose’
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Actor turned political activist Laurence Fox has caused outrage after posting a series of tweets claiming he has broken lockdown rules.

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept the world, many countries have placed some level of restrictions on their citizens in an attempt to stop the virus spreading and to stop hospitals being overwhelmed by the amount of people needing treatment.

Fox has repeatedly questioned these restrictions throughout the pandemic. But this time he caused particular fury as he seemed to suggest the NHS is not “fit for purpose”.

In the first of a series of questionable tweets on Sunday, Fox said he “had a large group over to lunch”, seemingly flouting current Covid-19 guidance which forbids household mixing within the home.

He then went on to say:

Peddling the false claim that Covid-19 has a 99.9% survival rate, which has been proven to be incorrect, many were angered at Fox’s remark about the NHS, whose staff members have been putting their lives on the line to help others throughout the pandemic.

Infuriated people told Fox his tweets are “ignorant”. One Twitter user responded:

Other responses came from NHS workers who are battling to treat virus patients.

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan also called out Fox, urging him to “just shut up,” adding, “Just think about what you’re doing, Laurence. You’ve got 250k followers hanging on your every word and you tweet garbage like that. It’s ridiculous.”

If one thing’s for sure, it’s that we don’t expect Fox to stop causing controversy any time soon.

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