Coronavirus disaster in Britain, poem

This 28 April 2020 video from London, England says about itself:

UCLH staff anger over 6 colleagues dead because of lack of PPE

Remember the dead, fight for the living.

Staff at University College Hospital held a rally outside the hospital following the one minute’s silence. They vented their anger at the government over lack of PPE for all staff – and read out the names of six treasured colleagues who have lost their lives, including a porter, receptionist, clinician support, caterers and security.

Where did Britain go wrong on coronavirus?

By Annie Wilson in Britain, 29 April 2020:


‘Good morning, good morning’, the CEO said
when she met us last week outside ICU [Intensive Care Unit].
Now the patients she spoke to are half of them dead,
and we’re short of staff and oxygen too.

‘I suppose she means well,’ muttered Sue to nurse Fran.
But she did for them both with her failure to plan.

Annie Wilson is a retired teacher who lives in south-east London. 21st-century Poetry is edited by Andy Croft, email

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