Our Solidarity Is Key
Sunday People|June 21, 2020
Communities winning fight despite Tories

In the last few months people across the country have dealt with situations that would have been unimaginable before.

Families have lost loved ones. Our most vulnerable have been isolated for 12 weeks. Some have lost livelihoods.

For NHS and care staff, the level of death, and the heart-breaking conversations that go along with it, have been on a magnitude never seen.

Breaking the worst news imaginable to a loved one over the phone, simply makes the trauma worse. This virus has taken the humanity out of grieving.

The country has looked for leadership throughout this crisis. While other countries were flattening the curve after taking crucial measures, the death rate in the UK continued to rise.

Hope

The Government was too slow to get much needed protective equipment to frontline NHS and care staff. It was too slow to implement lockdown. And it was too slow to roll out mass testing.

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