On the BBC News last night there was a segment on the Russian government's dilatory response to the virus, the impact on that country only just starting to be felt. Although there is now an official recommendation for social distancing and an injunction for all over-65s to remain indoors there's as yet no enforcement. Public response has been patchy. And up to now there's been no special restrictions on church services.
Outside one of the tightly-packed Churches a female member of the congregation was questioned on the wisdom of allowing such large gatherings. Her response:-
"It's not possible to get the virus in a church. It's a holy place."
And her profession? She's a doctor.
I'd like go say they deserve what they get, and I would if it weren't for their taking down so many innocents with them.
So Gawd help us! (but please not them!).
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