The British Health Minister, Sajid Javid, apologized this Sunday (25) after suggesting that the country should not “coward” in the face of the coronavirus, in a tweet that generated outrage.
A week after announcing he contracted the virus, Sajid Javid tweeted on Saturday that he was “completely cured”.
His symptoms were “very mild, thanks to the incredible vaccines,” added the minister, who had received two doses.
“Please, if you haven’t already done so, get vaccinated, as we have learned to live with this virus, rather than cowering,” he added.
This comment provoked reactions from associations of victims and deputies, especially from the opposition, who consider it an insult to the most vulnerable and the sacrifices of the population during the three confinements.
The UK, with 129,000 deaths, is one of the countries most affected in Europe by covid-19.
Javid deleted the controversial tweet and in a new message acknowledged an “unfortunate choice” in his words and offered a “sincere” apology.
“Like many, I have lost loved ones to this terrible virus and would never minimize its impact,” he said.