You need a crucifix and holy water before you go in, a wire brush and bleach when you come outJust imagine if countries weren't *actually* a thing and people weren't so keen to hold on to ridiculous, antiquated, power structures and the power that comes with them. We could do so much together, and be so much more well informed about everything.
No-one has to lose their identity ... ugh ... I can't be arsed it's half one in the morning.
Really proud of the countries that have taken the lessons learned from themselves and the others around the world that have been hit by recent super bugs/viruses/pandemics. South Africa included!
Hehehe ... and yeah, @richp007 , I actually made sure I don't subscribe to that thread ... reasons I'll happily PM in the future ... can't be bothered to drag it over to this thread, though ... he says ... literally forgetting to touch wood, cross his fingers, etc, etc.
It seems an odd view as BoJo didn't cause the disease and has so far managed to keep the NHS up and running.Apparently South Koreans used to look to Europe as a model to aspire to. No longer.
I suspect much of Europe's descent into disease ridden failed states is down to Western exceptionalism. The belief, strongest of all no doubt in the likes of Johnson and Trump that this type of thing can't happen here, that it's a foreign, Asian problem. That somehow the West is better.
Things have you change if we make it through this. Whatever remains of the shattered European economies cannot be rebuilt on the same polluting, selfish models. That really is my only hope, that we learn and never make the same mistakes. There must also be retribution on a scale not seen since WW2. Johnson and his gang of sociopaths must go to jail for this. So many are now dead through his laziness, complacency, arrogance, and stupidity.
MoneyTaiwan and South Korea are about the only 2 countries that have done things effectively, the standard reply to that is usually because they have experience from other pandemics such as SARS.
What I don’t get is why the science that we seem to be guided by has us do the opposite of these more experienced countries like advising the public not to use false masks and to let people into the country completely unchecked.