Coronavirus is bringing out the worst in people

This is a time of medical crisis – so why do some people think it is okay to attack nurses?

What a shame.

The media have been full of stories of people pulling together (while observing the rules on social distancing) – but we must also admit that the pandemic has provided some with a perfect opportunity to debase themselves.

It seems that nurses – who are putting their own safety at risk to help people with the coronavirus – are being targeted with threats, violence and worse, by people who can only belong to the worst elements in our society.

For example:

If that man had the coronavirus, he may have been deliberately trying to infect her. Even if he didn’t have symptoms, he could still have the disease, of course.

It gets much, much worse:

But when one selfish individual left an expletive-ridden note on a nurse’s car, they got more than they bargained for.

The note was left under her windscreen wiper after she returned home from a 12-hour shift, and read: “How f***ing stupid and dangerouse (sic) parking here do it again you will be sorry!!!!!”

Her response: “Whilst most people were out clapping for the NHS, you were writing this.

“I am a nurse and working long hours in this very stressful time. Please choose your words wisely.

“Every evening I have arrived home from work this week there has been nowhere for me to park as most people are staying at home.

“This note has been reported and I ask all of my neighbours to please look out for anyone acting suspicious around my car,

“This note is shameful in any circumstance but even more so at a time like this. #BeKind”

As a society, we must not tolerate this. Passers-by took a photograph of the man who spat at the NHS worker; neighbours are keeping an eye out for the nurse’s car. Of course a murder inquiry has been launched in the other case, but we should all be vigilant.

Yes, there is an emergency, and we must look after ourselves.

But more than ever, we need to look after each other.

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3 thoughts on “Coronavirus is bringing out the worst in people

  1. timfrom

    You say a nurse actually got murdered?! Why isn’t it all over the news? It seems the MSM can’t ever be trusted, not even during a public health emergency! Swiss Propaganda Research is the only resource I trust right now. Their Covid-19 pages (eg below)a an invaluable source of rationalism in these loopy times and show us the dangers of facilitating totalitarianism by the back door…

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It was in the Daily Mirror – last I checked, that was a newspaper. Why the other mass media would ignore it is a matter for you to judge I expect.

  2. Jon

    I’ve seen a few cases of NHS staff incidents like these, and, in the main, I can’t understand the mindset of these people? But they need locking up!
    I can understand this sort of thing towards the police, but not NHS!

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