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Ben Powell - 38 Degrees
Shantanu, you haven’t taken action to save free covid tests - will you add your name today? It has been all over the news - sources close to the Prime Minister have revealed free home lateral flow tests for Covid-19 are at risk of being scrapped in the next few weeks . These tests have helped us give us peace of mind when visiting vulnerable friends and relatives, going to work and sending our kids to school. If they're no longer free, those of us already struggling with rising bills and prices will ha
Tue, 18 Jan at 10:29
Shantanu Panigrahi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ben Powell - 38 Degrees
Tue, 18 Jan at 10:49
Dear 38 Degrees
Nothing should be given to anyone free of charge. If people are concerned about their health from Covid infections they have to buy the necessary tools for monitoring their health. The National Health System should be reduced in size to bare essentials like Accidents and Emergency. All operations shouold be paid for if people wish to extend their lives. This is because living a long life as a vegetable without proper education into how to aspire to greater things like Self Realisation is a luxury. Death is a part of the living condition. We should all gracefully die without running to see a doctor or taking medications like the Commercial Sector entices people to take by creating the Doctor/Psychiatrist/Hospital/Pharmacy economy. That is what the game of economics is. The sooner you realise this the less likely it would be for you to send out pointless ignorant petitions for members to sign. In fact the whole existence if 38 Degrees is an economic scam, designed to take money from unsuspecting moronic members through donations. 38 Degrees also exists to propagate ignorance among the people of the country. This is my assessment that I have derived from my long association with 38 Degrees. That is why 38 Degrees has unapologetically dislodged numerous of my petitions from the public domain without explanation on their shortcomings.
Dr Shantanu Panigrahi
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On Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 10:29:05 GMT, Ben Powell - 38 Degrees <email@example.com> wrote:
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It has been all over the news - sources close to the Prime Minister have revealed free home lateral flow tests for Covid-19 are at risk of being scrapped in the next few weeks .
These tests have helped us give us peace of mind when visiting vulnerable friends and relatives, going to work and sending our kids to school. If they're no longer free, those of us already struggling with rising bills and prices will have to choose between buying tests to keep our families safe - or putting food on the table and heating our homes.
With hundreds of thousands of cases a day and our NHS under more pressure than ever before, it couldn’t come at a worse time.
Ministers are already being forced to row back on these leaked plans, and opposition MPs are in outcry.  But to help stop these plans fully in their tracks, we need to show the Government where the public stand: these tests must stay free and available to all of us, whenever we need them.
So, Shantanu, if you think lateral flow tests should stay free - to help us all do our bit to keep one another safe - add your name to the petition now. Click the button below to sign - and for every 500 signatures we'll send a notification straight to Boris Johnson’s inbox.
I'LL SIGN THE PETITION
I'M NOT SIGNING THIS PETITION BECAUSE...
The Prime Minister is already feeling the pressure, as polls show his popularity is plummeting, and the surging cost of living crisis is splashed across the headlines.  If we can ramp the pressure up further, we can get him to stop this decision in its tracks. But it’s going to take thousands of us speaking out.
Thanks for being involved,
Ben, Megan, Veronica, Myles and the 38 Degrees team
 The initial report was published in The Times behind a paywall:
The Sunday Times: End of free lateral flow tests as country told to live with Covid
Other publications then picked up the story:
BBC: Newspaper headlines: 'End of free lateral flow tests' and 'stop mass jabs'
Independent: Boris Johnson warned against reported plan to scrap free lateral flow tests
Since then the Education Secretary has been forced to deny the plans exist, but there has been no official confirmation from the Prime Minister:
Sky News: COVID-19: 'Absolutely' no plans to scale back free lateral flow tests, Zahawi says
 See note 1.
 Express: UK election polls tracker: Boris Johnson hits lowest point since becoming PM
Independent: Majority of Tory voters want Boris Johnson replaced in 2022, poll finds
The Telegraph: Britain faces worst cost of living crisis for a generation
The Week: Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit UK households in 2022
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