A somber week with a third lockdown imminent, and do you know why? Because people decided it was a great idea to attend massive parties and they have turned into super spreading events – potentially introducing the UK variant into the country for the first time!
It’s still early days, the rumor mill is going in overdrive, fear and panic is setting in, but the reality is – those at the bottom of the social hierarchy suffer because of this. They suffer a lot. And it’s always the case, which is infuritating! Why can’t everyone just do what is needed to STOP this bloody virus??
This situation put me in a deep funk this week. Not only am I really feeling the separation from our families and friends right now, but the unfairness of what’s going on really gets to me. I see people protesting around the world, and all it means is a continuing spread and mutations of the virus, which extends the timeline for everyone.
The countries suffering the most are really hurting. They have always understood that overcoming the pandemic required a united effort (and they’ve done their part), especially because in developing countries, they know they won’t be first to get access to the vaccine – the roll-out is only just beginning. Add to that the fact rich countries are hoarding the virus, with an extra billion more than needed at this point. That could do a lot of good in the world.
It is incredibly frustrating at the moment. I want to scream at the protestors – DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WITH THE LEAST IN THE WORLD? Yes, no one is having a good time, but do you understand starvation? That is where it is right now. It’s horrible.
Please just stop. We need to work together to overcome this crisis. It’s the only way we could ever get through it. In the meantime, help people. They need it. You’re government not doing enough? Well take a look at people who have NOTHING! And I mean nothing.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Podcast: S2:E10 “Risk being ostracized by the herd” with Shaun McEwan – my pal Shaun McEwan, talking about being a full time dad and a working professional. Great listen and as someone who grew up with a stay at home dad, bizarre it’s still a topic of conversation.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
US spies peer into the future – and it doesn’t look good must read!!!!
Fossil fuel pollution causes one in five premature deaths globally tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society tks Tim Wade
Comparing the COVID-19 vaccines tks Samantha Gayfer
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Links Rape to ‘Vulgarity’ and How Women Dress tks Soniya Moktan Tamang
Let’s talk about the dudes, dudes tks Phillipa Edwards
Business and Technology
Hoping for a miracle tks Shaun Stenning
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report showed equality 99+ years away tks Sarah Le Breton
Passion, humour, history
The Mass Psychosis and the Demons of Dostoevsky – tks Ferenc Nyiro
Let me know what jumped out at you? Feel free to tag me in great content too. I think you know what I’m interested in.
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