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Fweeper

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Bottom line here is that deaths have and will continue to happen, no country has covered themselves in glory here because they're all learning as they go along. This has never happened before in a modern world where data can be shared almost instantly during a global pandemic. Every country has made mistakes, every country has lost people, every country will be picking up the pieces of this for many years to come. No one was prepared, literally no one. Flinging blame around helps no one get through this and when it's all done and the people who survive it have begun to rebuild the world, it will solve nothing to lay blame then either. Frankly, it is infinitely more important that the world finally realises that it is no longer them and us, but just us, all of us together, against all the MANY things that want us dead.

If we as a species can get a bloody grip and start to eliminate things that cause mass pandemics like this by bringing in better standards of living across the globe, then we'll have done something worth celebrating. That's really all that matters now. Make it through, make it better, honour the people who's lives were lost in this by ensuring we do our best to never let it happen again.
 

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Bottom line here is that deaths have and will continue to happen, no country has covered themselves in glory here because they're all learning as they go along. This has never happened before in a modern world where data can be shared almost instantly during a global pandemic. Every country has made mistakes, every country has lost people, every country will be picking up the pieces of this for many years to come. No one was prepared, literally no one. Flinging blame around helps no one get through this and when it's all done and the people who survive it have begun to rebuild the world, it will solve nothing to lay blame then either. Frankly, it is infinitely more important that the world finally realises that it is no longer them and us, but just us, all of us together, against all the MANY things that want us dead.

If we as a species can get a bloody grip and start to eliminate things that cause mass pandemics like this by bringing in better standards of living across the globe, then we'll have done something worth celebrating. That's really all that matters now. Make it through, make it better, honour the people who's lives were lost in this by ensuring we do our best to never let it happen again.
Well said (apart from the swear word )
 

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Bottom line here is that deaths have and will continue to happen, no country has covered themselves in glory here because they're all learning as they go along. This has never happened before in a modern world where data can be shared almost instantly during a global pandemic. Every country has made mistakes, every country has lost people, every country will be picking up the pieces of this for many years to come. No one was prepared, literally no one. Flinging blame around helps no one get through this and when it's all done and the people who survive it have begun to rebuild the world, it will solve nothing to lay blame then either. Frankly, it is infinitely more important that the world finally realises that it is no longer them and us, but just us, all of us together, against all the MANY things that want us dead.

If we as a species can get a bloody grip and start to eliminate things that cause mass pandemics like this by bringing in better standards of living across the globe, then we'll have done something worth celebrating. That's really all that matters now. Make it through, make it better, honour the people who's lives were lost in this by ensuring we do our best to never let it happen again.
Two thumbs up,:tu::tu:.
 

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I only saw BBC news about it (on teletext) as apart from this site, I'm avoiding the internet.

What would mild symptoms be?
 

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To be honest, this changes nothing. Most of the heavy lifting in times of massive crisis is done by the civil service and front line staff, not the government. Not that they're not in trouble here, but they have a clear chain of command, which means should Johnson no longer be able to fulfil the role, the next in line will step in. In this instance, that's Dominic Raab. Which...is what it is, but nonetheless, all governments have this system and someone will be classed as the "designated survivor" and be safely tucked away somewhere.
 
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