Or maybe not…
The blame game has started
Trump blames the Chinese
Europe blames Austria
Spain blames itself for not acting sooner
The hindsight has started and in some cases (USA most noticeably) the law suits have allegedly begun.
The blame throughout the world is also focused on those who should have ordered ventilators, protective clothing and testing kits. No money in the purse is the cry
So what to do with all this blame?
A 2020 expression used with alacrity is ‘we are where we are’. No point in pointing the finger till the crisis is done. Then we’ll learn the lessons –
Then of course
We will fund and fully equip our hospitals
We will pay employees enough to live on without needing food banks
We will appreciate that 0 hours’ contacts, with no worker’s protection, are immoral
We will provide social care
We will make sure children do not go to bed hungry
We will accommodate the homeless
We will repair the damage of austerity living which has been the lot of many since the financial crisis in 2008. The banks have recovered but many people have not
We will do it all because the crisis has exposed huge cracks in our systems. The eyes are now opened and because this crisis will take time to pass they will not be allowed to close.
A hope for the future – maybe…
26th March 2020