Defiant OAP Maureen admits ‘I had Covid in May’ as she backs Boris Johnson on lockdown


A big grown-up who is convinced he had coronavirus in May says now is the time to ‘get out and live’.Maureen Eames, 83, went viral after telling the BBC she was “not paying attention” to the coronavirus.

The retired doctor, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said it was ridiculous that his region would be the next to live under level 3 restrictions.

Speaking to The Sun, she said the lockdown had “been a disaster” and “is killing us”.

She added: “There were predictions that half a million people in Britain could die, but our death toll has not come close to that.

Maureen Eames, of Barnsley, is married to Mike, 81, a retired electrical engineer.

“Well, I’m not afraid and I’ve never been afraid and I’m not going to be afraid.

“I am too old. And even if I was young, I still wouldn’t be afraid. I do not care. But many people have succumbed to these fear tactics.

Maureen said, “I believe I had coronavirus in May. I woke up with a dry cough and pain in my chest and lungs. I’ve never had anything like this in my life – it was like having daggers penetrate me. ”

She says she has also lost her keen sense of smell.

Maureen said she went for a walk, took naps, did yoga and took paracetamol and was “fine” after ten days.

Maureen previously admitted she had symptoms of coronavirus but was not following lockdown rules

Maureen, married to retired electrical engineer Michael, 81, has repeatedly shared her controversial views on the pandemic and criticized the lockdown.

Social media users have since called on Maureen to become prime minister.

Speaking to The Sun, she said, “We should never have locked ourselves in. It was a disaster.

“Do you know that we have a debt of 2 trillion pounds sterling? 2,000 billion pounds sterling.

“It’s not government money, it’s our money. Some people don’t seem to realize it. ”

She also expressed concerns that the younger population will be left to repay debt, with millions of people unemployed.

Pensioner Maureen also appeared on Good Morning Britain

Maureen added: “I voted for Boris Johnson, I supported him on Brexit and I still support him. ”

But she said the Prime Minister returned to work too soon after battling the coronavirus in hospital and criticized his advisers, including Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

The fearless grandmother spoke of the tenacity of the British during the bombings when people did not give in and said that while people fear coronavirus warnings today, she thinks many share her point of view on the lock.

Emphasizing that she and her husband Mike are financially well, Maureen commented on companies that are struggling to cope with some bankruptcies and said “this has to stop. ”

She added: “A lot of people are now saying, ‘the lockdown is killing us’. And not just financially. It kills us for everyone who goes untreated for cancer, heart attacks, and strokes.

“Boris has to listen to the Chancellor on spending, get kicked out and get the economy going. “


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