I lost a work colleague to Covid recently. I had not known he had been admitted to hospital, as his IT consultancy is based in Romania. One of the websites I edit had crashed and I enquired to see if he could help, only for his son to reply, telling me his father had died.
Niki is not the first person I have known personally to die from Covid. I have also had a good friend die due to the withdrawal of NHS treatment he could normally expect to have received, with the consequence his life was shortened considerably.
I don’t consider myself a cynic, because I am optimistic about the human condition and the good in people to help one another irrespective of whether or not they are familiar or have differences. I am, however, a natural sceptic, for I do like to question and test what I am being told or am expected to believe when it clashes with my personal experience or fact-based evidence.
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