British gays are moshing to Lady Gaga as COVID-19 cases soar


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Queer punters have packed out nightclubs across Britain as Prime Minister Boris Johnson controversially scraps restrictions on “Freedom Day”.

Inside London gay club Heaven, a huge countdown on the main stage ticked down to 12am Monday (July 19), the second dancing could legally begin again.

And at the stroke of midnight, punters left their tables and chairs and staff rushed to remove them.

Hundreds then flooded the club’s dancefloor as Lady Gaga‘s Rain on Me played.

Six months ago, Brits seethed with jealousy as footage of Aussies dancing packed nightclubs to Gaga’s Chromatica went viral.

But now millions of Australians are under stay-at-home orders as England controversially ends limits on masks, social distancing and capacity limits amid soaring COVID-19 cases.

Nightclub patrons in England can stand up and mingle again, as well as order from the bar.

Boris Johnson slammed for scrapping COVID-19 restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK’s vaccination programme has “very severely weakened the link between infection and hospitalisation, and between infection and serious illness and death.”

In the UK, 87 per cent of adults have had one vaccine jab, and 68 per cent have had two shots.

However more than 1000 outraged scientists have publicly denounced the move as premature.

They say the government’s “dangerous and unethical experiment” could leave many with chronic illness and create vaccine-resistant variants.

Infection rates are soaring with the highly transmissible Delta variant spreading across the UK.

The UK government admits the current daily infection rate of 50,000 is likely to double to 100,000 by next month.

Hospitalisations could also soar to “really quite serious” levels too, chief medical officer Chris Whitty said.

Deaths have plunged however remain at around 40 per day.

Two thirds of people in Britain think at least some of the coronavirus restrictions should remain.

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Jordan Hirst
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1 Comment

  1. Peter Turner
    23 July 2021
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    This is nothing more than a Government sponsored scientific (or not) experiment with the lives of UK citizens. All Boris Johnson had to do was look at other Countries such as Holland who tried the same wind back of restrictions only to have to re-impose them when hospitals began to buckle under the weight of huge rates of infection. Sure we’d all like to dance the night away but in a community with a large number of PLHIV it is even riskier.

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