One of the more irritating things I’ve noticed so far, and it’s been going on for weeks, is the steady stream of media reporting about how ‘[famous person] has tested positive for Covid-19’.
Why do we need to know that [famous person] has tested positive? What purpose does it actually serve?
This reporting leads into a darker place too. It disturbs me when I see comments from people based on their perception of who [famous person] is. Tom Hanks is loved. Prince Charles less so.
But who the hell do we think we are, playing God? Making a call that some people are worth more than others? Making a judgement that someone doesn’t deserve to be infected whilst another is? Or worse, wishing the demise of the person less loved.
That’s just a bit shit and a little inhumane, in my opinion.
We need to be more empathetic. We are all under stress at the moment. Be kinder. It’s not hard.