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One minute silence.

(34 Posts)
shysal Tue 28-Apr-20 10:49:12

It has just been brought to my attention that there is to be a minute's silence at 11am today to honour all front line workers who have died during this pandemic.
I don't know how it escaped my notice, but will be please to take part. Anyone else going to observe it?

Luckygirl Tue 28-Apr-20 10:51:41

I will - no-one to talk to here in any case.

It is very sad indeed that these brave people have been paid low in pursuit of caring for others.

Luckygirl Tue 28-Apr-20 10:52:05

laid low

Roses Tue 28-Apr-20 10:55:27

Of course it's the least I can do

EllanVannin Tue 28-Apr-20 10:58:18

I'm deafened right now by the grass-cutters !!

silverlining48 Tue 28-Apr-20 10:58:35

Yes I am thinking of all those who have sadly lost their lives, and their families and friends. They will be missed.

Pantglas2 Tue 28-Apr-20 11:01:02

As I type.....

Wibby Tue 28-Apr-20 11:03:41

How disappointing it was to hear the clicking cameras from the media in the background whilst respecting the dead! They could have quite easily waited until the minute was over!

FarNorth Tue 28-Apr-20 11:06:51

I am often thinking of the appalling situation for all health workers and care workers.

Puzzler61 Tue 28-Apr-20 11:07:40

Such dedicated professionals who have tragically lost their lives and they would most probably say they were “just doing their job”s.

Puzzler61 Tue 28-Apr-20 11:07:59

Selfless. ?

Larsonsmum Tue 28-Apr-20 11:09:38

Yes, just did. The loss of life in these sectors has been CRIMINAL in many cases, when due to absence of PPE.

shysal Tue 28-Apr-20 11:11:50

I found it very emotional. I found it strange to note that the BBC froze the picture of Boris and others. Did they think he would not keep still?

grannylyn65 Tue 28-Apr-20 11:13:19

Yes I did

Hetty58 Tue 28-Apr-20 11:14:33

Spot on Larsonsmum! I observed the silence - with great respect to those who lost their lives.

I silently seethed as Boris appeared on TV (in a strangely stilled shot) and thought of the gross hypocrisy of 'paying respects' to those he so very badly let down!

25Avalon Tue 28-Apr-20 11:23:09

Hetty 58 please stop trying to score points. Boris owes his life to our wonderful NHS and it is only right he should pay his respects to those who have given their lives.

25Avalon Tue 28-Apr-20 11:26:21

“ Better love can no man show than to give their life for another” it says in the Bible.

GagaJo Tue 28-Apr-20 11:35:34

I didn't know about it and was online teaching anyway.

I would have made my students do it with me if I'd known.

Candelle Tue 28-Apr-20 11:37:08

We observed - the very least we could do.

However, without being political, it is an absolute disgrace that not enough PPE was (and in some cases still is not) available for front line staff. Just disgusting.

BradfordLass73 Tue 28-Apr-20 21:23:03

I observed it in silene - and tears.

lemongrove Tue 28-Apr-20 21:27:06

I didn’t know it was happening until I happened to see the lunchtime news.

MawB Tue 28-Apr-20 21:30:30

Yes - very moving.

Hetty58 Tue 28-Apr-20 21:35:30

25Avalon, do you really not understand that 'those who have given their lives' were put in an impossible dilemma? They felt duty bound to continue their work without adequate PPE.

Do you never question the facts? In normal times, it's unusual, yet possible, to be monitored in ICU with just oxygen mask treatment.

In these pandemic times, only those requiring ventilation are likely to be there - oh, and the exception that proves the rule, out PM, with oxygen mask, in his little side room!

CanadianGran Tue 28-Apr-20 21:38:31

We had a few minutes of silence for all workers killed or injured on the job. We recognize it every year on this date.

This year it was special in that after the silence, all the machinery in our port sounded their horns in salute; which was very touching.

Bagatelle Tue 28-Apr-20 22:27:41

Is it Tuesday today? Oops.