SAVE LIVES OR MAKE MONEY?


THE QUESTION IS STILL RELEVANT AND CONTEMPORARY HOT!

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT HAVE KEPT EVERYTHING OPEN AND AS IT WAS WITH THE DANGER OF MILLIONS DYING, POSSIBLE AND NOBODY KNOWS THE POSSIBLE NUMBER, OR HAD CLOSED DOWN EVERYTHING AND KEPT THE COVID -19 KILLER AT BAY AND UNTIL THE NATION GOT PREPARED FOR IT AND PROTECTED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE, PROTECTED THE NHS FROM COLLAPSING AND GAVE US ALL A CHANCE TO SURVIVE IT.

NEARLY TWO MONTHS AFTER THE LOCKDOWN THE COUNTRY IS NOT SURE WHICH WAY TO GO AND WHY IT SHOULD FOLLOW THE HEALTH ROUTE OR THE ECONOMIC VIEW.

THE KNOWN PROPAGANDISTS WILL SHOUT THEIR NORMAL WHY DID YOU CLOSE THE COUNTRY EARLIER OR WHY DID YOU CLOSE DOWN THE COUNTRY AND SUCH AND SUCH COUNTRY DID THIS AND THEY SUCCEEDED. THE WISE PEOPLE AMONG OUR MASS MEDIA KNOW EVERYTHING AND AT EVERY STAGE CRITICISE THE GOVERNMENT FOR WRONGDOING NO MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD THEY DO IT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY AFTER THE EVENTS, THEY BECOME DONKEY WISE.

NOBODY WILL HEAR A GOOD WORD FROM THE PROPAGANDA MACHINES OF MASS MEDIA AND THE PRESS. THEY WILL BE CRITICAL WHATEVER THE GOVERNMENT DECIDES AND NO MATTER HOW SUCCESSFUL OR FAILING THEIR ACTIONS MIGHT BE.

WE DO NOT CRITICISE THE MINISTERS OR THE PRIME MINISTER BECAUSE MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN UNDER SUCH IMMENSE PRESSURE TO DELIVER US THE BEST THE GOVERNMENT AND THE NATION CAN DELIVER FOR ITS CITIZENS. WE ACTUALLY PRAISE THEIR EFFORTS, WE UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURES AND THOSE AT THE FRONT HAVE ALREADY PAID WITH THEIR OWN HEALTH TRYING TO ASSIST THE NATION.

HEALTH OR ECONOMICS IS STILL THE PRIMARY QUESTION AND I AM OF THE VIEW THAT THE GOLDEN EDGE BETWEEN THE TWO MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!! THAT WAS THE IMPORTANT CONCERN OF THE GOVERNMENT IN EARLY MARCH AND THIS IS STILL THE CASE.

HEALTH AND ECONOMIC MUST CO-EXIST FOR MONTHS IF NOT YEARS!!!

PETER CONSTANT