The Canadian prime minister during a House of Commons session said the United Kingdom was facing a very serious third wave despite the country being ahead on the vaccination front.
Justin Trudeau was making this statement in an attempt to justify Canada’s poor vaccine rollout, arguing that even if Canada had better vaccination rates, the country would need to keep most lockdown measures in place.
“I think it’s really important that we work from facts and understanding of the science around things. We know for example that the UK is ahead of just about everybody else on vaccination and yet they maintain very strong restrictions and are facing a very serious third wave. Vaccinations on their own are not enough to keep us safe. We need to engage in the right kinds of behaviours, do things that the conservatives aren’t always good at like wearing masks, keeping distances and obeying public health rules”, Justin Trudeau said.
The U.K. media rapidly debunked the claim: “Trudeau’s claim that the UK is facing a ‘very serious third wave’ comes despite the latest figures showing that the UK currently has lowest case rates in Europe, with 173 per million people for 13 April compared to Germany on 1,516 per million and France on 3,892 per million. The return of schools and a surge in those returning to work has failed to dent the drop off in Covid cases and deaths, both of which are down by 95 per cent since their peak” the Spectator wrote.
Tucker Carlson also slammed the prime minister on his comments, questioning the scientific reasoning behind Trudeau’s statement that strict measures should remain even when people are vaccinated.
This comes amidst a difficult week for the prime minister of Canada as he has also been under severe criticism by the American news network CNN for the country’s poor vaccine rollout.
The prime minister and his supporters largely dispelled the facts provided in the CNN report, earning them the nickname of “Tru-Anon”, a match of Trudeau and QAnon, signifying the Canadian prime minister’s disregard for facts.