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GO FOR GOLD

Winning is everything at the 2020 Olympics Games as we’ve seen recently with scenes such as the lovely emotional outbreak of the winning Indonesian badminton mix double. 

If you missed it watch here….

However, let’s not forget that partaking is even more important than winning.

Returning to a current much debated hot topic, there is an apparent parallel with covid vaccination distribution.

Western countries are all competing to do one better than each other or being the fastest or best at the distribution of vaccines, but often don’t realize that the only solution to getting safe travel back is to convince all countries worldwide, especially developing countries, to partake in the fast vaccination distribution in equally timely manner together.  Its up to each country to support the other rather than to compete.

A side effect of this support is to surely see a reduction in the chances of new virus strains being developed.

Surely then we should be revisiting the idea of green, orange, and red lighting entire regions and countries.

I think that hospitalization occupancy should be the determining factor when it comes to these colours rather than the number of infections, and testing should be done on entry into a country instead of an automatic quarantine. If this was the case, I’d expect travel restrictions worldwide could be restored.

If we consider this more carefully, we’d all be winners and could celebrate a global success together. 

No-one wants to come second in the global race for gold!

JJ

Next month I’ll be looking at the start of Champions League season

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