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Let India be the cleanest country

India is in a good position to overcome, situated as it is in the middle of the world. Their huge population means that they can broker deals for the benefit of their citizens.

Firstly, India can issue the poor with rubber gloves to fend off infection with Covid-19. They should be durable and washable. Any global company should be honoured to have the contract, as their product will be famous within a single generation.

Secondly, give the poor and migrant workers that will make them proud. Ask them to clean railway stations and trains after every journey. There could be teams at every station to clean seats of those who have left the train there. They could also swab railway platforms before a train is due and after it has left.

When the train reaches its destination, this army of workers will clean the interior and exterior. Call them keyworkers and give them a pride in spotless trains and a way to contain Covid-19 and other strains of Coronavirus. Do I have that right?

Make travellers carry hand sanitisers or wear gloves. Not disposable ones, but washable ones. The world has not figured out what to do with disposable gloves or disposable masks.

Let India lead the world. Actually, I am jealous. How wonderful it would be to travel in a spotless train. We could do the same with UK trains, as thousands are out of work following lockdown. Compete within railway stations. Pride is important. Competition can be fun. Otherwise, the UK needs 70,000 fruit pickers as the usual people are not coming.

Issue every household if possible, with cleaning products that will attack Coronavirus. If that action will poison drinking water, then you cannot do it.

Although it is a dry country, has India dug wells for water? WaterAid is a charity, seeking to give fresh water to indigenous people. In 2001, I was in Los Angeles and from the bus taking us to the hotel, I saw what I thought was drilling for oil. Apparently not. They were digging for water to keep up with LA’s increasing water consumption. What happened downstream to other cities wanting more water, must be a headache.

As for a lack of water, I found a supermarket offering a car wash. I looked into a black bucket, where there was a small drop of water, yet the cars were spotless. By hard work and polishing, those workers had done a superb job. Maybe with cleaning products, you can avoid the demand for water.

Make companies compete longterm for the cleaning products at the train stations. Make the cleaning products bio-degradable and India will have another win.

In the short term, choose the best product for the lowest price. Companies will want their cleaning products to be advertised freely by key workers and this is a massive opportunity for them. Of course, those who can pay, should pay, if only to keep India running.

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Quietly, quietly, tiptoe and the stupid public won’t realize.


There is another funnel down which millions are rapidly disappearing, but don’t say nothing. Well, just a whisper.

Construction should be allowed to go back to work, announces the government. So TV shows men in hard hats, trying to stay apart while reading a site plan. They stand impressively halfway up a new building. It could be anywhere. But no mention of something we never could afford and never needed. It is so ridiculous that someone actually said it could be electrified. The French had electric trains 30 years ago. Please say it is a 21st century railtrack.

Yes, HS2. Out of date before it is built. Better to do the northern part, to link northern cities, like Boris promised. Besides, by the time it is finished in the northern part of our beautiful country, say 2030, London will be partly underwater. That would be a major engineering challenge.

Hello, please stop this nonsense immediately. We have to contain the virus and save people and that takes precedent over everything else. So there’s lobbying and in some places there would be backhanders, but the British would never do that. So why hasn’t it stopped?

Every charity under the sun is advertising emergency Coronavirus appeals, but the British government wants a railway. I know we’re odd, eccentric, yet lovable. This is not love of country. I call it the scar, as that is what it will carve through middle England’s lush vales. City businessmen and women want to have relaxing weekends in the country, lockdown allowing.

Boris, we need an explanation.

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Sport Breathe Aid to help Coronavirus

I have just discovered an aid to breathing, used by athletes to shorten their times.

Ut claims to increase airflow by up to 53%. What if it could be used by those struggling with Coronavirus – Covid-19?

It could also be used by elderly people in the community to protect them.

Originally developed as a snore aid, (of course nobody snores) it is an example of a cure for one thing helping people with something else. I bought one via Amazon and it arrived promptly. I am taking one into my local hospital. Can you do the same? Maybe it could save some people from a horrible disease.

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Ignorant Politicians Put A Major Trading Relationship At Risk

Having read the short article by Michael Gove, he has to be stopped.

The Chinese authorities discovered a new, unrecognizable virus in Wuhan, a city of 11 million people on 9 December 2019. Twenty-two days later, they had identified the source as possibly a live fish and animal market in Wuhan. However, the Coronavirus had never transmitted to humans before. Consider how long it would take Europe, to identify the virus, argue about where it originated, no one country wanting to take the blame and you will see just what a gargantuan job it was. After Christmas and aware of Chinese New Year on the horizon, the Chinese told the World Health Organization on 31 December. This undoubtedly saved thousands of lives of foreign tourists and Chinese people alike. It was a statesman’s decision.

Cities went into lockdown to try and contain the spread of the virus. People were forcibly taken to hospital, if they were showing symptoms or had been in contact with an infected person. China appears to be the first country to recover from Covid-19 disease. I just hope that we are asking for help.

China does not deserve being poked by Mr Gove, a man with delusions of grandeur (an early leadership candidate against Boris Johnson). Now he has truly shot himself in the foot. We like the Chinese. Maybe it’s partly because they looked at our country and decided they would like to live here. Why would we insult them? It seems as if Mr Gove and a short-serving Prime Minister, Ian Duncan Smith have not done their research. And why do I get the impression that their next shot will be about Huawei? If there is no hullaboo about this article, let’s be stupider and cast another stone. Let’s not.

The only terrifying thing is that Mr Gove took Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary’s place today when telling us of more family tragedies. My problem was that he looked like a Prime Minister. Boris, please send him on a mission, not to China obviously.

As neither Messsrs Gove and Duncan Smith are in business, please be aware that every company wants to save the world and make the most money. It is normal. Capitalism has guards against world takeover happening, but a funny response came from a security agency, when they said that they could keep a telecomms company from accessing our secure networks. Unless that was fake news. If not, then they should employ some younger minds who have been immersed in computer hacking or in degrees. Really, what a daft thing to say. Please do not tar us all with the same brush.

And the international response or lack thereof? It was exactly the same for all countries. Firstly there is disbelief, then comes realization that the old and young in societies were most at risk, as well as those with underlying health conditions. And people were dying. Boris Johnson handled the emergency marvellously. I’m feeling a bit worried about him, as he socially distanced himself at least a week ago.

We did not have insufficient time to prepare; we simply did not believe that:

a) the Coronavirus had transmitted to humans


b) that people are dying.

the whole world’s scientists are studying the coronavirus. Once its strands have been found, can each country take a different part of the virus and study it, in the hope of finding a cure more quickly?

I have stopped watching the news. We have measured our soldiers’ deaths in individual tragedies. Now in the UK, government shares news of multiple tragedies. Maybe they should concentrate on news of how well communities are helping each other.

Allotments anyone?

Could we establish a fund to buy more ventilators or equipment to help workers on the front line? You may not remember but a British space scientist, Professor Colin Trevor Pullinger said that if the British public each gave £10, we could put together another UK mission to Mars? So £1-£5 each to buy new facial equipment in our communities? Just a thought.

Stay safe and keep happy at home.


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