His health deteriorated with a serious and worsening instance of COVID-19.
Boris Johnson had spent the first 10 days of his illness at self-isolation, but he continued to operate from Downing Street, he continued to direct his nation’s struggle against the virus.
Even yesterday having been moved to hospital unexpectedly on Sunday evening he was stated to be in great spirits, even while he continues working and communicating with officials.
But he has handed over the nation’s struggle to the foreign ministry.
The UK is begging for Boris Johnson today.
And this provides us pause for consideration, especially now. It is World Health Day – a day that the World Health Organization has designated in the party of a number of those who will be helping to take care of the prime minister, but also per day” to remind world leaders of this crucial role they play keeping the planet healthy”.
Yes, politicians have picked – and frequently fought and schemed – to maintain the positions they have.
But that should not detract from the frequently difficult, finely-balanced conclusions they’re having to create: conclusions which are, at present, frankly an issue of life and death.
All will probably be surrounded by groups of largely brilliant men and women, their nation’s top specialists, but ultimately the buck stops somewhere, finally, they need to make the last choice.
For individuals like Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson, Giuseppe Conte, Pedro Sánchez and lots of other people – they’re making individual decisions that then affect thousands of their fellow taxpayers.
That load weighs heavily – you can view it etched in their faces, at the job that Boris Johnson felt that he had to continue, while in a hospital mattress.
And while others, such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, have implied the coronavirus is insignificant, nothing but a”small flu” which needs to be confronted”realistically,” other people – like, albeit belatedly, Donald Trump – appear to have grasped that the decision calls they’re being faced with.
Despite the very best information, politicians may make errors. They’re individual, as are we all, however they’ll grapple with large choices most people would never wish to manage.
Bear in mind, virtually all of them wish to make the ideal choice, the choice to keep us safe.