The NHS: Described as “The Nearest Thing Brits Have to a Religion”
For the 2nd Thursday in a row, and now set to become a Regular Event
Clap for The NHS
In these trying times, what stories do you have from where you live, of acts of charity, good will and high spirts, to boost Morale?
I spoke with a young man at the grocery store (from a proper distance) who was on his fifth shopping trip that day for elderly people. He said that was basically his "new job" because he was laid off and wanted something to do.
It’s really nice to hear how caring people can be, I guess it’ll help to stop him from going stir-crazy, and help to keep him fit – LOL.
My hero - proud of, and humbled by, Captain Tom. Will be 100 yrs young on the 24th April - raised £18MILLION by completing 100 laps of his garden, It has been a privilege to watch the BBC Breakfast programme devoted to his achievement.
Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore finishes 100th lap in NHS fundraiser https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52306266
The company I work for just gave all of its front line workers a cash payment as a thank you and to help offset any costs incurred setting up home offices quickly. The insurance company that covers us stepped up and announced any out of pocket costs for anything corona virus related would be waived and absorbed by them.
So we feel pretty secure and taken care of right now. Capitalism at its best is helping us realize if the economic storm is weatherable we'll survive.
Cool, good to hear some positive news during this period of uncertainty.
I've always been blessed. I've worked for myself a lot but now and in the big recession I was working for large companies who cared about and did a great job of insulating their employees from the worst of the economic effects.
My son is self employed (Professional Photographer) so quite naturally not working at the moment. But in Britian the self-employed will also get 80% of their average earnings, paid to them by the Government. However, unlike employed people who are getting thier money immediately, the self-employed have to wait until June for the Inland Revenue to sort out all the Admin; albeit all payments will be backdated to March.
Here in Puerto Rico we've had the applause for the medical workers, and the singing, etc,
These made me smile.
A senior living community applauding health care workers.
Police officers applaud and recognize the medical staff of a hospital. The staff applaud them back.
Finally, I just watched this and made me so happy. The moment the medical staff of a hospital tells a woman she survived Coronavirus after 14 days in intensive care. She's the first one to survive there.
It's good to see Puerto Rico also doing it. The practice of showing support for your health service by applauding is becoming common across Europe; I think it might have started in Italy.
The last video, of the woman recovering is very moving; thanks for sharing it.
Saw on the local news tonight my community is distributing free dinners to truck drivers passing through with their loads.
I saw in the news that a young girl had started a trend of putting a drawing of a heart in NHS blue in windows to thank NHS staff. We now have a teddy bear in our lounge window due to a trend started by two young mothers. It makes taking young children out for a walk more fun if they can go on a bear hunt.
That's a really cool idea; as you said, it adds a bit of fun. I hope it catches on nationally.
That's nice. What we did here were rainbows (dont know if it was done in other countries). Kids draw rainbows to put in the wndows to remember this soon will pass.
My kiddos rainbows
What? No treasure at the end of the rainbow? What are you teaching them younguns, IB?
It seems to be catching on in the UK, as well; the common messages at the ends of the rainbow being words like "Stay Home - Stay Safe"
I just heard that my governor, Kate Brown, of Oregon, sent ventilators to New York.
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99-year-old war veteran raises millions for NHS by walking at least 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday. Currently over £10 million, and rising:-
https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/cor … ket-newtab
Sorry, appears to be German only. What does it say in short:
"Nature conquers empty cities. Wild boar go sightseeing, deer go window shopping...
Foxes don´t take respectful detours if spotting humans.
Cities are empty. Invites wildlife to new terrain. The article is about Berlin, but apparently this is happening all over ther world.
Yep, it's a worldwide phenomena, and what's amazing is the speed e.g. wild goats coming off the mountains in North Wales to inhabit the empty streets within days of the UK lockdown.
Below is just a couple of examples from the UK of these amazing events:-
Coronavirus outbreak: Wild goats wander deserted Welsh town under lockdown: https://youtu.be/jPnC6a-GkB4
Deer take over East London streets left deserted by COVID-19 lockdown: https://youtu.be/phZlsjWaEU4
It would be interesting to know whether anyone has seen this phenomena in the streets near where they live?
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