Monday 21 September 2020

Forgiving Brits keen to give coronavirus a second chance

anti-mask protests in London

After so many Brits grew up being told that ‘everyone deserves a second chance’, it should come as no surprise that our forgiving nation is now ready, willing and able to the coronavirus a second chance.

As cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, and experts insist we are heading for a second spike, many Brits have appeared keen to give Coronavirus the second-chance it didn’t even ask for.

“Yes, it is terrible what the coronavirus has done in the past. Thousands of unnecessary deaths is not something we should completely ignore,” says Simon Williams, 25, during a house party in Basingstoke.

“But that was then. This is now. We cannot keep looking at the virus based on what it has done in the past. People change, and so can the virus.

“Take me for example, I used to happily follow doctors advice and look out for the health and well-being of other people, but these days I’ve decided wearing a mask in the shops is too much of an inconvenience and I’d rather get pissed with my mates than bother with all this social distancing rubbish. You don’t see changes much bigger than that!”

Sharon, 35, also thinks that the coronavirus may have turned a corner with its behaviour.

“What kind of country would we be if we let ourselves be dominated by hate?” she coughs in the supermarket.

“I for one am happy to give the virus a second chance because I believe in redemption, and so should you.”

This article first appeared on partner site in the Netherlands, De Speld. You can read the original here.

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