Outbreak #COVID2019

The Prime Minister now has coronavirus, as does the health secretary, and the chief medical officer is isolating after experiencing symptoms. They’re dropping like flies. It begs the question of whether they’ve all been following their own advice of social distancing and washing hands. Boris Johnson videoed the announcement about testing positive and shared it on Twitter:

Apparently, he’s still working so we haven’t lost our leader and I hope he makes a full recovery. Although I did not vote for him, on the whole, I think Boris Johnson has been handling the crisis very well and I say this knowing a lot of people will disagree with me. I have appreciated his forthrightness, the daily media briefings, the constant presence of science advisors, the action the government has taken to pay the wages of employees and the self-employed, the absorption of private hospitals and staff into the NHS, and the delivery of food to the extremely vulnerable.

I know a lot of people have been very critical of what they feel was a slow response from the British government and whether it transpires that we should have acted sooner, I don’t doubt that the government’s decisions have been based on the latest scientific advice.

Am I the only one suddenly addicted to watching epidemic/pandemic movies? In the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched Contagion and The Twelve Monkeys and this evening we started watching Outbreak. What should we watch next?

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