Here are some questions being asked on social media that we could put into a petition and send round MPs to get all their answers.
MPs are allowed (ought to) consult scientists and researchers plus people on the frontline. Let us see a sign that our government puts the wellbeing of the nation first. What is a country for if not for its people.
Nearly 2,000 UK people die daily
The relevant Covid questions are:
1 How many people would have died already if this year’s winter had not been exceptionally mild?
2. How many very old people will die anyway in the near future?
3. How many died with Covid not because of it?
The deadly smog prompted the British government — after much denying any connection between the deaths and pollution — to pass the world’s first Clean Air Act. Christie’s horror story, on the other hand, led to the abolition of the death penalty years later. A neighbour of Christie, named Tim Evans, was accused of killing his own wife and child and executed before Christie confessed to the murders — a wrongful conviction that riled the public.
For Dawson, the way the media — and the public — reacted to both stories at the time is very telling of how the world still works to this day. Outlandish tweets and headline-grabbing news often get the most attention, sometimes overshadowing more important stories, she says. “All of this to me just resonated in our time period, and so I thought the juxtaposition was really important,” Dawson says.
Will our governments and today’s social media get their priorities straight. Window dressing is not as important as what is going on behind the windows.
In Microsoft Edge the ‘upload files’ button just does not respond. It is dead. Will add picture from Mac where things are much more logical, straight forward and less unwanted functions constantly activated by muscle memory.