'Suppress and release' plan still means letting virus spread, with huge loss of life - just in a series of peaks instead of one
|Louise and I watched this BBC news item broadcast live - I remember crying out from the sofa, 'This is nonsense - it doesn't add up - the BBC is in collusion with the Government!' I wasn't wrong.|
I love David's optimism - yes, bring me hope for a more beautiful and better world.
And finally a Skwarkbox petition for recognition of the frontline troops fighting this war against Covid 19. Such bravery in the face of such incompetent and question-begging leadership:
'As the coronavirus crisis begins to bite in the UK, our front-line staff - in the NHS, emergency services, teaching, retail and other essential roles are risking their lives to save our lives. The strain can already be seen on the faces of tearful, exhausted health workers and others.Suddenly, millions of low-paid and undervalued workers are officially 'essential' - but when the pandemic is over, the so-called 'elites' will revert to type. We must not tolerate that.When this crisis passes, it simply will not do for the government to make a speech about their heroism and then go back to its habitual cuts, disrespect and destabilisation of these mostly low-paid heroes.These front-line workers are fighting a war with the virus for us, knowing many of them will get sick and die as a result of their dedication. Those who do not survive will fear that their families will be left in hardship.When this war is over, they MUST receive not just thanks but LIFELONG
|A distraught, exhausted critical-care nurse|
support: a 'war pension' to ensure their security and the security of their families - and it must go to the families of those who do not survive the fight, too.
Anything less than this will be a disgrace to our nation and our humanity. Make a UK that rewards and values those who really serve this country - and do it now.'
Bring me hope - but first bring me understanding and a time to express anger. Here's more from Skwarkbox, yesterday:
|The present PM - stung by the truth|