Posted by sean on April 26, 2020 at 8:06 am in Coronavirus with No Comments

The BBC have reported that between Friday and Saturday, 813 patients died from the COVID-19 virus.

Just let that settle in for a moment…

  • EIGHT HUNDRED and THIRTEEN people dead.
  • EIGHT HUNDRED and THIRTEEN grieving families.
  • EIGHT HUNDRED and THIRTEEN funerals.
  • All in just TWENTY FOUR hours.

Only four weeks ago, 813 fatalities in a day, from a single virus, would be worldwide news and a national tragedy.

I don’t deny that people are still very concerned by the current pandemic and are aware of the vast numbers of victims who are dying as a result.

However, I am picking up vibes that the shock of mortality figures and even empathy towards the deceased, is diminishing.

This is very sad. A death from COVID-19 on Sunday 26th April, is just as tragic as one on Thursday 26th March. However, it doesn’t feel like the general population are as upset by it.

We are only human and it is in our nature to become psychologically immune to repetitive  trauma. It would be difficult for even the most emphatic of individuals, to maintain the same level of grief day after day.

This is wrong. Very wrong. I am not blaming the British public – like I have already mentioned, it is natural to become immune to bad news.

We should be horrified. Why do so many continue to die? I know that vaccines are being developed, but even without a miracle cure, surely it is possible to reduce the number of deaths?

The government has extended the lockdown. Is this enough? We all know many people are breaking the rules. Should the authorities be doing more to enforce these regulations?

How are people contracting the virus? Surely it is possible to investigate this, with a view to increasing lockdown laws and punishing those who break them?

What concerns me, is that if anything, these rules are going to be relaxed. I would call that madness, but what do I know? It’s not like I’m important, like the US President…

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