Virus Buster Heroes (March 22, 2020)

We all need good news, and we all need heroes, especially in these times of fear, so here are my first candidates for Virus Buster Heroes:

The Formula 1 racing teams that have turned their expertise, manufacturing and knowledge to the production of ventilators!

You can find more details here: https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51963897

The actions of the Formula 1 teams stand in stark contrast to the self-centred morons who :

  • packed pubs and clubs in the UK before Boris shut them down,
  • flocked to the beaches in Florida
  • flocked to Bondi beach in Sydney despite the new law restricting public gatherings to 500.

I’m sure there are heaps more examples worldwide, and it’s time we called them out for what they are – potential killers. They are not heroes, and history will not remember them kindly.

But this post is about individuals and companies who really are heroes in the fight to save lives. If you know of one of these heroes in your part of the world, please post it under the tag of #VirusBusterHeroes. Then we can all use the tag to spread a little good cheer over Twitter and other social media channels.

And remember, heroes can be quiet people, selflessly performing a small act of kindness to help someone else. For me, that quiet person is Amie, the girl who works in Leo’s bakery in Warrandyte. When Amie realised why I was wearing a mask, she offered to deliver fresh bread to my door. And she did.

Amie is my local #VirusBusterHero. Thank you, Amie.

I wish you all a safe and happy Sunday!

Meeks

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14 responses to “Virus Buster Heroes (March 22, 2020)

  • Widdershins

    Mrs Widds and I cracked up at John’s description of Formula 1 racing. I love that his humour is so dry and subtle that if you’re not paying attention you miss it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Yorgos KC

    For some reason I can’t see the “like” button, for the post. So, anyway, thanks for the good news. And yes, people can be wonderful ๐Ÿ˜

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  • Andy McKell

    Humanity has beaten so many obstacles to get this far, we ain’t just gonna roll over when faced with this one! Well done, those health workers, engineers, volunteer helpers, and all the rest who counter-balance those morons you mention who are surplus to society’s requirements.

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  • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    Support you on celebrating the heroes – our medical personnel are out there on the front lines, and many others are helping, or keeping society going, or doing something useful at what might be considerable cost to themselves.

    I think it would be better to call the others who break reasonable rules designed to keep people alive inconsiderate and selfish.

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    • acflory

      It’s true, they are both those things, but the words I was thinking of were a little…stronger. So I decided to focus on the good people instead. We have to rethink our values, because we don’t value the good people enough. Sometimes not at all.
      Stay healthy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • daleleelife101.blog

    Wonderful idea Meeks. So happy you had a positive #covid19 experience thanks to Amie. I am seeing more and more and they are a welcome antidote to #covidcraziness, panic buying and sadly, in some cases, ignorance. We are fortunate to be able to participate in a weekly produce pick-up/swap with local growers right here in the village. Other growers a little further away are offering delivery of vege boxes. Good for growers whose markets are not happening and good for consumers. Our neighbours are, always, looking out for each other.

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    • acflory

      Yeah, sometimes it’s too easy to forget that there are good people out there as well. Suddenly hit me that these people should be celebrated. I hope we can get a real movement going to counteract the gloom.

      Warrandyte is not quite country enough to make that kind of food swap possible, but we have quite a close community in different ways so I hope that continues, albeit from a distance! lol

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