Wednesday 29th April
“I think it’s a great way to live, to fight for yourself, to fight for your friends, to fight for a community of individuals who are sharing your experience and to fight for dignity and a better life, and there will be a tipping point. There will be victories and they will be joyous.” – Peter Staley
Patiently waiting for the Tipping Point has become our way of life, but for some people, the personal tipping point has already occurred; staying at home waiting for the go-ahead to begin a gradual and phased return to our normal lives was not for them. They wanted it now.
Stay at Home was the instruction, but over the sunny weekend, our police issued more on the spot fines to congregating groups flouting the rules since the ruling began.
Over twenty-six thousand people have died in the UK from the coronavirus (all settings) and many thousands of others are grief-stricken and mourning their devastating loss. Does this mean nothing to these individuals, do they not realise the reason why these poor souls died?
People died drowning in their own fluid, but not because a virus evolved in Asia.
A handful of people brought Covid to our shores, but the disease could have been curtailed weeks ago; instead, it continued on its deadly path, and more people lost their lives and simply because other people refused to do as they were told!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Wednesday Challenge Tipping Point from Weekly Prompts.
Editorial Comment: Yesterday, in the UK, the minute’s silence, the tribute to the NHS and care workers who died after contracting the coronavirus filled me with sadness and anger. The tribute coupled with my frustration at the way the virus has spread led to the compilation of this post, which is not the one I had originally planned for today.
Post edited at 5:00pm (UK) to include the updated death toll which now includes all settings.
Clipart courtesy of Microsoft.