Richard Madeley and Dr. Hilary Jones clash in a lockdown debate

GMB star Richard Madeley came across in a debate about tonight’s show with Dr. Hilary Jones together.

In Monday’s program, the two discussed with Susanna Reid whether the relaxation of the definitive Covid restrictions should be postponed beyond June 21.

It comes after some experts have insisted it is too early due to the rise of the Indian variant.


Richard asked Dr. Hilary to GMB (Image: ITV)

What did Richard Madeley and Dr. Hilary said to GMB?

Dr. Hilary said, “Let me ask you a simple question: why should we get out of lockdown when things are getting worse? Does that make sense to anyone? “

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Richard intervened: “But are they getting worse? In the sense that no more people go to the hospital? “

GMB: Richard Madeley and Dr.  Hilary argue
Hilary said people need to be careful as the lockdown is lifted (Image credit: ITV)

Dr. Hilary said, “Yes, they are.”

Richard insisted that while there are more cases in the UK, these may not lead to more hospitalizations.

Hilary said, “But we’re seeing hospital admissions. We may not see that many, we don’t see the big peak in hospital stays and deaths, but we still make our NHS staff work extremely hard to keep hospital stays low and keep people from dying.

“The intensive care units are pretty busy again and some experts say we are already in a third wave.

Richard Madeley on GMB
The GMB panel discussed the end of the lockdown (Image: ITV)

“So my question is, why are we loosening the restrictions now, when it gets worse, when we have a new variant that causes big problems in India, but also big problems here.”

He added, “Until we get this under control, we will have problems in the future.”

When asked what “under control” means, Dr. Hilary: “It means living with it. It means vaccinating the entire population and getting booster doses.

“It means continuing with social distancing for the time being, wearing masks and disinfecting, and being careful.”

Richard Madeley on GMB
Viewers praised Richard (Photo credit: ITV)

What did Richard say?

Richard replied, “But Hilary, it will be months and months before the whole country is vaccinated. So are we going to stay like this until autumn? “

Dr. Hilary said, “I know it’s a nuisance to people,” to which Richard exclaimed, “It’s more than just a nuisance!”

Richard added, “So if you were Prime Minister, at some point in the next 48 hours you would be like, ‘Excuse me everyone, but you will be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.

“‘We’ll live with it through the summer, into the fall, and possibly until Christmas, until the last person ready to be stung.” I mean, that’s a big question. “

Hilary said, “It’s a big question – it’s a pandemic. It’s the greatest health hazard in a hundred years. So we have to take it seriously. “

Richard hit back: “But not now! Because the vaccine broke the link between infections and the hospital. “

What did GMB viewers say about Richard Madeley?

Viewers quickly praised Richard for seeing Dr. Hilary had “called out”.

One person said, “Dear Richard, he is asking the right questions. I’m glad he got Dr. Hilary challenges because I’m tired of his constant negativity. “

Another added: “Well done Richard for calling him out; It’s time someone did it. “

Another added: “Well done Richard. We have to exclaim this absolute nonsense again and again when we hear it! “

What did others say

However, others supported Dr. Hilary, when one tweeted, “I think Dr. Hilary Jones is at the right place. Unfortunately I have to say that we have to be careful in the future. “

Another commented: “Well done @DrHilaryJones. Difficult but clever comment. “

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