Patel replied by further championing the vaccine, which is now available to school-aged children, before adding:
“Working with the health secretary and others in making sure we can continue [as normal]. We’ve got to live with the virus but ensure all the protective measures are in place and that’s absolutely virus. We want to protect people’s health and well being.”
Sorry, say that again?
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— Matt 'TK' Taylor (in 🇲🇾) (@Matt 'TK' Taylor (in 🇲🇾))
Maybe we can forgive Patel on this occasion as “virus” and “vital” have at least two letters the same but this is another classic word salad from the home secretary on the pandemic.
Who could forget the time she said that there had been “300,000; 34; 974,000” test carried out in the UK at the height of the breakout?
To be fair, “absolutely virus” does sound like a piece of slang that the kids might be used to compliment something. Maybe this will start a trend?