Despite the growing number of coronavirus infections, the rulers have not decided to tighten the epidemic restrictions. Jakub Majmurek from Krytyka Polityczna said in “Fakty po Faktach” that “the PiS government looks not only at polls and what the public thinks, but also what its political support in the Sejm thinks.” Bogusław Chrabota, the editor-in-chief of “Rzeczpospolita”, decided that the authorities add “arguments to a specific line of action”.
The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday about 18,883 new cases of infection SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The ministry said 41 people had died. The Sunday number of infections is 4,441 higher than a week ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,345,388 infections have been confirmed in Poland, 80,822 people have died after being infected with the coronavirus.
Why doesn’t the government decide to restrict when there is a high infection rate? This was discussed in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24, the editor-in-chief of the daily “Rzeczpospolita” Bogusław Chrabota and Jakub Majmurek from “Krytyka Polityczna”.
Majmurek: what matters is the political balance of power in the Sejm
According to Majmurek, the political balance of power in the Sejm is important, among other things. In his opinion, the formal majority of PiS is fragile and hangs on MPs who “play for this anti-vaccine electorate”.
– The PiS government, when considering what restrictions to introduce, looks not only at the polls and what the public opinion thinks, but also what its political support in the Sejm thinks and what consequences this will have for the parliamentary majority PiS – he commented.
Chrabot: actions should be taken in accordance with the experience of doctors
Chrabota argued that “you should bow your head to the facts and take actions that are dictated by the experience of doctors”.
Taking into account that the rulers use the argument that Poles do not want restrictions and imposing coercion on them, the editor-in-chief of “Rzeczpospolita” stated that “arguments are added to a specific line of action”. – When this line changes, because someone decides that there is already such a serious situation in the country that other actions need to be taken, such arguments will disappear from the public space – he said.
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