Boris Johnson’s condition deteriorates, moved to intensive care

Boris Johnson’s condition has deteriorated after having had symptoms of the Covid-10 coronavirus for 11 days, and he has been moved into hospital and intensive care.

So far there’s been 57,599 deaths recorded due to Covid-19, but it is still big news when the Prime Minister of the UK catches the virus and gets very ill.

Downing Street spokesperson:

Since Sunday evening, the prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus.

Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital.

The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the first secretary of state, to deputise for him where necessary.

The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication.

Guardian: Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

It is understood Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit just short of an hour and a half ago.

The decision was made by his medical team after his condition worsened over the course of Monday. The prime minister is understood to be conscious and to have been moved as a precaution in case he needs ventilation.

Many people who get Covid-19 suffer only mild to moderate symptoms, but some have severe symptoms that often take time to worsen. Johnson will likely have the best possible care, but it sounds bad for him.

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17 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  7th April 2020

    Don’t worry…I bet Boris will be O.K.
    You can put the ring around..that.

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    • Gezza

       /  7th April 2020

      Hope so.

      I agree. Robust bugger. Good odds I would think.

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    • I hope so too Blazer. Don’t like his politics or his and Cummings stupidly dangerous idea of herd immunity, but I still wish him all the best for a recovery.

      I don’t know about good odds though – of the COVID positives who go into intensive care, only half walk out.

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      • Pink David

         /  7th April 2020

        “Cummings stupidly dangerous idea of herd immunity”

        It’s not Cummings idea. It’s the only possible outcome. the only question is the timeline.

        “I don’t know about good odds though – of the COVID positives who go into intensive care, only half walk out.”

        Most people going into intensive care are 70+ and suffering from multiple existing health conditions.

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        • Duker

           /  7th April 2020

          Thats right
          “While the phrase “herd immunity” was used by government figures such as Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser, No 10 has denied it was ever a tactic.”
          Griff and others are just spouting lies

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  2. Griff.

     /  7th April 2020

    Oh dear poor Boris.
    Boris was originally going with lets just let it run its course and heard immunity will stop it eventually.
    Problem with that is many more die as hospitals get overloaded .
    I guess he now thinks that was a bad idea.

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    • Gezza

       /  7th April 2020

      He won’t be shaking any more hands & joking about it.

      Caught a glimpse of Dominic Raab doing a press briefing live on AlJazeera tv early this morning. Was busy working on a post for here, so didn’t pay much attention.

      But he was saying, in effect, that Boris was doing fine, still taking an interest in everything that was going on, & still leading the country.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  7th April 2020

        Actually it looks really bad for him. Survival odds only 50:50 at best I would guess. And terrible for his pregnant partner.

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        • Gezza

           /  7th April 2020

          Well, if only the good die young he should make it. He’ll have the best of care, Al, so fingers are crossed here. Would be a tragedy to lose him.

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        • Blazer

           /  7th April 2020

          Boris is NOT on a ventilator in I.C

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    • Duker

       /  7th April 2020

      No it wasnt
      “Boris was originally going with lets just let it run its course and heard immunity..”
      There was a meeting of UK health bureaucrats who discussed that approach, not Boris just like other countries health bureaucrats used wildly inaccurate computer models.
      Both approaches are the “science says’ and using computer models that are no better than crystal balls and just follow group think like Siouxie Wiles and her flip flops

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  3. david in aus

     /  7th April 2020

    The odds are not great for Boris. If you need Intensive Care, the chances of surviving are 50/50.

    Meanwhile…..

    Yes, Prime Minister Dominic Raab. How would you like your Brexit: hard-boiled or well done?

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    • Duker

       /  7th April 2020

      A stand in doesnt become PM , it can only happen from a new vote of the Mps ( or their entire party members)

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  4. Zedd

     /  7th April 2020

    Post-Brexit I think the UK could do with, better than a Tory that looks like MrTs nephew..
    BUT I wish him well anyway; as a member of the human whanau 🙂

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  7th April 2020

      I think that he looks more like Worzel Gummidge.

      I can’t stand him, but would never wish anyone dead; very bad karma indeed.

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  5. Gezza

     /  8th April 2020

    Caught a glimpse of Dominic Raab giving a press briefing on Aljazeera tv earlier this morning.

    A scrolling banner bottom of screen said Boris was receiving oxygen but was not on a ventilator.

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