At time of posting (21 March 2021), a new wave of coronavirus is sweeping across Europe. Vaccinations have been going rather slowly, with only 10% of the population having received their injections.
I am quite frankly appalled at the complete lack of international collaboration and cooperation. Each little nation sparring for itself, without due regard for the bigger picture. After all, this is a pandemic, and virtually all countries in the world are affected.
The same happened in the UK, at the start of the pandemic, where the three devolved administrations all did their own thing regarding tackling the emergency. In my opinion, hey ho, devolution should have been suspended and a government of national unity installed to fight this war. For war it is, although it is not being fought with bombs and bullets. Nonetheless, here in the UK, 125,000 people have already died.
The EU is squabbling with the UK over the supply of vaccines. Each EU memberstate does its own thing, particularly in terms of vaccinations. There is also talk of a cheaper version for developing countries, where the pandemic is also occurring. However, richer nations are deciding not to support that.
Where are the people that see the bigger picture? This is not about one country against another.This is about the whole world. Where is the United Nations?