January 27, 2022

Living with it

1,496 people died when the Titanic sank.  A tragedy that led to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, new “Rules for Life Saving Appliances”; the US Radio Act of 1912 and the formation of the US International Ice Patrol.   Back then, there was clearly a desire to prevent this kind of thing from happening again.

Last week 1,557 people died due to coronavirus in the UK.  A Titanic’s worth.

Yesterday 346 people died.  More than a Lockerbie’s worth.

In total, 154,702 of us have died.  So far.  More than 3 Blitzes worth.

Still, that’s OK.   We can live with that, can’t we?

I worry that we can.