Poetry – Wash Your Hands!!

Wash Your Hands!!

We’ve had to face the Black Death

And the smallpox too

And cholera put us

Permanently on the loo.

Now we’ve got corona

But it’s alright

Johnson will tell us what to do!

Wash your hands!

                Wash your hands!

That’s what the government say!

                If you wash your hands

The virus will go away!

Johnson and Trump just care

About the economy.

Cos money’s more important

Than the likes of you and me!

Wash your hands!

                Wash your hands!

That’s what the government say!

                If you wash your hands

The virus will go away!

But they’ve cancelled all the checks

So we haven’t got a clue

Of where the virus is

And what we all should do.

Wash your hands!

                Wash your hands!

That’s what the government say!

                If you wash your hands

The virus will go away!

I guess you reap what you have sown

You voted the bastards in.

They’ve dismantled our health systems

And thrown them in the bin.

Wash your hands!

                Wash your hands!

That’s what the government say!

                If you wash your hands

The virus will go away!

So forget all your fake news

And bring the experts back.

Let’s put our faith in science

And give those fools the sack!

Wash your hands!

                Wash your hands!

That’s what the government say!

                If you wash your hands

The virus will go away!

15.3.2020

Instead of continuing to test and follow up contacts the government quickly moved over to a policy of herd immunity. We were told to distance and wash our hands.

There is nothing wrong in distancing and washing hands. That is not the point. There is something wrong in giving up on testing and following up.

It seemed that, unlike in Germany, South Korea, China and Vietnam, we were prepared to let it loose into the community.

One has to ask the question:

A lack of preparation?

A lack of testing kits?

A lack of personnel?

Where were the contingency plans? The stockpiles? The awareness?

The best they can come up with is to wash your hands! It’s a pathetic response that has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

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