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Blood, toil, tears and sweat – message in the time of pandemics

By Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/churchill/images/wc0107-04780r.jpg – Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3169207

As I said numerous times, we are far from the end of the pandemic. We have heard many times that “herd immunity” is reached and the epidemic will die out. All these projections have proven wrong. We are still fighting the pandemic.

We will be fighting the pandemic for a long time. What we need is to stop pretending there is an easy win. We need to go through it together, protect the vulnerable, support the businesses, strengthen the health system.

In times like this, we could find strength in Churchill’s words:

I would say to the House as I said to those who have joined this government: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.

Churchill, 1940
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