Richard on the impact in England

5. What are the social / political effects of the corona crisis in your country (now and in the future)?

Typically there are a lot of contradictions. Some saying the government has acted too slowly. If they had put a lockdown earlier, there would have been criticism that it was too extreme. It is a Conservative Government that is in power. A government that slyly focuses on the rich and keeping the economy healthy. The irony is not lost on a government that says ‘Stay at Home. Save the NHS’ and calls carers ‘heroes’ has historically treated those people with below average pay for their work. There are daily updates with a Q&A from the press and public for the government and advising scientists. The way the information is passed on seems more factual than political for once, it’s more credible coming from an expert in their field than it is coming from a politician. 

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