Hypocrisy gone vi­ral? Of­fi­cials set bad COVID-19 ex­am­ples

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION -

“Do as I say, but not as I do” was the mes­sage many Bri­tish na­tion­als saw in the be­hav­iour of Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son’s key aide, who trav­elled hun­dreds of miles with coro­n­avirus symp­toms dur­ing the coun­try’s lock­down. While Do­minic Cum­mings has faced calls for his fir­ing but sup­port from his boss over his jour­ney from Lon­don to the north­ern city of Durham in March, few coun­tries seem im­mune to the per­cep­tion that politi­cians and top of­fi­cials are bend­ing the rules that their own govern­ments wrote dur­ing the pan­demic.

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