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It's shocking how little deference this virus shows to political status.

I have to admit I'm finding the well-wishing rather sickening. I realise Forms Must Be Followed, but there are thousands of dead already and we haven't seen much (any?) sympathy for them from the great and the good.

Meanwhile someone who has literally dedicated his life to selfishness, dishonesty, and a certain kind of cultivated stupidity gets very public thoughts and prayers from his political peers.

It's not so much that I particularly want Johnson to die forthwith, it's more that it's hard to ignore that he's practically a parable of how well self-indulgent red-in-tooth-and-claw conservatism really fares when physical reality breaks through that protective bubble of hard-edged self-regard.

But I could just be in an unusually cynical mood. I'm starting to hear about people who were alive last week and are dead this week, and it hasn't made me more tolerant of "leaders" who cause more problems than they solve.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Apr 6th, 2020 at 09:20:56 PM EST
Very true ... here @EuroTrib we've taken our decisions based on science. Policy and preparedness would have been quite different. Boris Johnson is finally leading by example. Would have been better if BoJo was transported to the Commons at ExCel Nightingale Hospital.
by Oui on Mon Apr 6th, 2020 at 09:56:30 PM EST
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It's shocking how little deference this virus shows to political status.

Not to mention English exceptionalism - as in "WHO advice is only relevant for low and medium income countries" - UK deputy chief medical officer.

Pretty soon, if they're not careful, England will BE a medium income country...

But then not shaking hands or wearing a mask is for wimps, not real men like Boris or Trump

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Apr 7th, 2020 at 08:41:05 AM EST
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Come on. It's avoided Trump despite all his attempts to catch it. And it's avoided Netanyahu, despite his health (sic) minister catching it from praying  too much in groups.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Apr 7th, 2020 at 09:01:46 AM EST
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There are some humans even a virus won't dig...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Apr 7th, 2020 at 12:52:15 PM EST
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