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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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