The UK’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic has been a long-running saga of having the information, and the opportunity, but constantly missing the moment and chasing the game. The Government was weeks too late banning large gatherings and closing down pubs and restaurants. It was weeks too late implementing social distancing measures, and then locking down. Now it has been caught being weeks too late once more.reported this morning, “Loss of smell or taste have been added to the UK's list of coronavirus symptoms that people should look out for and self-isolate with … Until now, only a fever and cough were triggers for people to shut themselves away in self-isolation in case they had and could spread the infection”. Then came the admission.telling “Health organisations across the world have recognised anosmia - the loss of smell - as an indicator of COVID-19, following a wave of reports from patients and clinicians about rapid onset of smell loss, even in the absence of other symptoms”.is a journal titled “Smell and taste dysfunction in patients with COVID-19". That’s more than a month ago. Two days before that, we find an article in Science Daily, titled “Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms in patients with high recovery rate”, from the University of California at San Diego.and from the King’s College London news centre, we find “Loss of smell and taste a key symptom for COVID-19 cases … The latest analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Tracker app, developed by ZOE, suggests losing your sense of taste and smell may be the best way to tell whether you have COVID-19”.an article in the Guardian tells “What are the symptoms this coronavirus causes? … Some people report losing their sense of taste and/or smell”. Yes, the UK is behind the curve again. By over three months.
Is our Government useless, or is it useless? Y’know, it might just be useless.