A hospitalization was required to convince Boris Johnson of the danger of covid-19. He named his newborn son after two attending physicians. That says the British prime minister in an interview with The Sun on Sunday.
British doctors have been actively working on a script in the event of Boris Johnson’s hospital stay in case he dies. At some point it went so badly that the chance that he would be on a ventilator in a comatose state was fifty-fifty. That is what the prime minister said in an emotional interview with The Sun on Sunday. He admitted to underestimating the coronavirus.
In the exclusive conversation with the Sunday newspaper, a month after his hospitalization, Johnson said he was shocked to death when his condition deteriorated despite pumping gallons of oxygen into his body.
“The damn measurements were getting worse,” he confided to the interviewer, “and I thought to myself, there is no medicine. How did I get out of this? “
He got out, and he was able to leave the hospital at Easter. He was reluctantly admitted the previous Sunday. The 55-year-old previously only went to the hospital in a rugby accident or to be at the birth of his children. He had not been awake from his coronary diagnosis, especially since it is no more than a major flu for most people. His symptoms were more severe, which is why he was sent to the hospital after days of coughing, where he immediately got a tube in his nose.
He was pleased with the skills of the two nursing doctors at his bedside, Nick Price and Nick Hart. For that reason, Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds gave their Wednesday-born son the third name Nicholas. Symonds, 32, gave birth at University College hospital. Later that day, a beaming Johnson entered 10 Downing Street.
At a press conference, however, it became clear that the prime minister is still short of breath. Normally he would have taken more time off, but important decisions are imminent, for which he only considers himself suitable to communicate. The government plans to ease the lockdown later this month and open primary schools on June 1.
The problem for Johnson is that the campaign to keep the British indoors is so effective that a majority of the population is too scared to go back to the office or a restaurant. The Conservative constituencies in particular have embraced the lockdown. The fear of returning to normal life could change if the government stops paying salaries of employees sent on leave.