Figures

UK Deaths: 184

UK Cases: 3983

Worldwide Deaths: 11,194

Worldwide Cases: 267,871

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

In news today, the virus is killing 1 person every 10 minutes in Iran.  The Olympic torch arrived in Japan, who are still insisting the Olympics will go ahead.  65,000 retired NHS workers are being urged to return to work.  627 Italians died from the virus in the last 24 hours.

Schools Out

As all schools in the UK shut today for the foreseeable future, a huge amount of children went to school for the very last time today, no prom, no exams, no proper goodbye!

Younger children have been inconsolable at the thought of not seeing their friends for what to them seems like forever.

The social and long-lasting mental implications of this are just unthinkable.

Context

I think what shocks me the most is the lack of responsibility around this virus.  The lack of regard for simple rules put in place regarding social distancing and self-isolation.  So many people (of ALL ages) are not taking this seriously and therefore we are now at the stage where all pubs, clubs, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, gyms etc. are now being officially closed.

We were given the chance to act ourselves, but we couldn’t.  We were given the chance to shop responsibly, but we couldn’t.

Take the time to think of those who have no choice but to socially distance or self isolate because of low immune systems, chemotherapy etc.  Think of those who have no choice when to shop, or cannot afford to bulk buy.  We have the choice, but we should take that choice seriously for those who have no choice!

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

Jim Rohn

Please do what is right.

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