The government here is celebrating. Only 41 deaths from coronavirus notified in a 24-hour period. That confirms their intention to reopen the hospitality sector, and reduce the supposedly ‘safe distance’ from 2 metres to 1 very soon.
Only 41! Hurrah!
Think about that 41. Those people had husbands, wives, children. Relatives including aunts, uncles, and cousins. They had work colleagues, as well as lifelong friends. For every one of those 41, you can add at least 100 people who will be affected by their death, for the rest of their lives.
So to my mind, that should read 4,100, not 41.
And if you see it the same way as I do, you will surely agree.
41 is still too many.
The news is reporting another random mass shooting in the USA, this time in El Paso, Texas. Twenty or more injured, and ‘multiple fatalities’.
This made the headlines on the BBC News, as the first story to be featured. To us, it is unthinkable.
As of the 31st of July, 2019, no less than 249 shootings of this nature have been reported, in just seven months. This recent even takes that number to 250.
Today is only the 215th day of the year. So that means shootings have exceeded one per day, by a fair margin.
America is not listening. Americans wants their guns. America is never going to implement gun control.
The 251st shooting is probably only a few days away.
Nobody in America really cares. Or at least not enough. It is always someone else’s gun, never mine. I need my gun.
Because if they genuinely did care, they could stop it.
The world is crying out to Americans, but they refuse to listen.