Like everyone around the world, we are all praying/hoping/trusting in whatever we believe in right now – to get us through the days ahead as Covid 19 affects us all. The impact on us economically, socially, physically and mentally is going to test even the strongest of minds. We need to stop the spread of the Virus quickly and swiftly for everyone’s sake. With us all working together, we will get it under control.
What I am struggling with more than anything is the role that social media is playing in fuelling mis-information, including the ridiculous headlines that bear no relevance to the article content; the conflicting views on what you should and shouldn’t do; panic buying; unruly behaviour towards each other and the list goes on. What on earth have we become over the last couple of weeks! We need to stick to the facts which generally come from a couple of limited sources – the World Health Organisation and in-turn following Government guidelines! Somehow, overnight we have all become medical experts and this needs to stop. Be kind to each other.
My last hope is that all Governments will support the health and wellbeing of its people by supporting businesses no matter what size; help preserve jobs and livelihoods for everyone; support those most vulnerable and act quickly.