- Nov 27, 2017
- Reaction score
- Wirral, UK
Well saidThis pandemic is really showing up the politicians around the world, isn't it?
In all fairness to Boris, he is trying sincerely to navigate a course with bringing in safety measures only to raise a chorus of protests and people pointing out that it is not working for them - hence the wishy washy line. But it is a lot more than leaders in some other countries are doing. And the structural problems in the public service and economy are not quite his personal fault. Nor was it obvious in March just how damaging the virus really is for those it affects more strongly. Boris's first and foremost aim at the start of lockdown was to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed and he has just about managed that. Still, there is 'could have done a lot better' in his report!
I wouldn't expect any leader coming through this without making mistakes and misjudgments at some point or other as this is truly unprecedented and there are too many unknowns still in play; the end and any long term implication are nowhere near in sight. We are still only in the early stages of it all.
I try to just judge on performance, not political orientation although that is playing sadly a massive role in some countries, at the price of even more lives.
A lot will become obvious only in hindsight and when it can be analysed, to be learned as lessons for the future. Right now it is sadly one big muddle with every country fighting for itself. My heart is aching for all those people who can't access medical help and all those countries where the medical system can't cope.
But I agree with you that there are still too many people not wearing masks and ignoring distancing in the UK. There are sadly certain shops I refuse to go back into as I am sooo not feeling safe (not to mention my hub)! I haven't been in town since the end of February.