It is but a short step from The Telegraph’s article on children dying from Covid to something very sinister indeed.

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I am far from alone in being horrified by the Telegraph article and headline, summarised in the Tweet:

The reality is that 108 children have died of Covid. Not six. It’s just that the other 102 had conditions like asthma, or eczema. And so, apparently, they do not count.

Prof Alice Roberts summarised what must have been the thoughts of many:

That is exactly what it feels like.

Do we really now live in a country where there are the ‘pure’, who are fit and healthy, who are valued and whose perpetuation is to be encouraged, and ‘the others’, to whom we are indifferent?

It is but a short step from The Telegraph’s article to something very sinister indeed.

And it’s right to call out fascism where it is seen.