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I just had a gentle argument with a friend on Facebook. I’ve been watching the BBC news in the UK, and a lot of it is about the covid19 virus. There is a small amount of criticism about how our government is dealing with it.

Then there are clips of President Trump, seemingly saying that people should have the right of freedom of speech and they should not have to be in lockdown? He’s going to be speaking to the governor of New York about it? The scary thing is people need to keep away from each other so the virus can’t spread easily. Someone said they would rather be six feet apart than six feet under.

The news also said deaths in America are spiking, and that many thousands have died already.

But my friend, who I really like, supports Trump who is blaming the World Health organisation.

The thing is, it doesn’t matter who is to blame. It matters what Trump or any other politician is going to do about it.

In the end its not where you start, it’s where you end up that is the important thing. Life is difficult, but ignoring experts, and making things up as you go along is not sensible.

2 thoughts on “News

  1. The WHO advised Trump about this MONTHS before he took any kind of action. There are American members of WHO who took it up with him. Here’s the timeline.

    https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/08-04-2020-who-timeline—covid-19

    I agree with you about the blame thing, but in the US it matters because we have a presidential election this year and Trump’s actual response to this is a measure of his fitness (or in his case un-fitness) to lead. It IS political in the US. What’s worse, is that people who living pro-Trump areas don’t take it seriously so it’s political in that respect too, which is crazy.

    Deaths in the US are spiking but some analysts think that the high point is over and the curve is going down. I don’t think so but no one asks me. 😀

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