The Queen’s stirring message felt like a rallying call to a nation at war- but then so it should, as we are – The Sun

Well said, Ma’am

IF the Queen’s stirring message felt like a rallying call to a nation at war, then so it should. We are.

This invisible but deadly enemy will not be defeated by our brave Army, Navy or RAF personnel, though as always they are doing their bit.

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It is our frontline NHS heroes, the thousands of volunteers supporting them and the tireless key workers striving to keep the country going who will pull us through.

People like nurse Shirley Watts, who revealed in an emotional video message how she and her colleagues are “on their knees” trying to do their best.

And the rest of us? All we are asked to do is sit tight and resist the urge to sunbathe for a few weeks.

It’s hardly the greatest sacrifice in order to save lives, is it?

There will of course be a few who blatantly flout the restrictions, putting us all at risk of more draconian measures.

But the vast majority are ready to justify Her Majesty’s faith in our generation and help win this war.

Save our angels

SCIENTISTS believe the coronavirus crisis will peak in the next seven to ten days.

With 621 more deaths reported it looks likely we will still fall short of the 18,000 ventilators and millions of items of Personal Protection Equipment the NHS will need by then.

Meanwhile, doctors and nurses say they are having to hold their own breath just to protect themselves.

The deaths of 23-year-old nurse John Alagos and midwife Lynsay Coventry from Covid-19 highlight the extraordinary sacrifices made by NHS workers, for whom The Sun’s Who Cares Wins appeal was launched.

John was the third nurse and ninth medic to fall victim.

His mother said he did not have the right protective equipment.

Now is not the time to play the blame game.

But our frontline heroes MUST have the protection they need and no effort should be spared to get it for them.

Love & Gates

WHILE Premier League clubs squabble with mega-rich footballers over how their sky-high wages should be cut, philanthropist

Bill Gates knows the real value of money.

The Microsoft magnate, who has devoted vast sums to the fight against malaria, is investing billions in businesses seeking a coronavirus vaccine.

He knows much of the money will be wasted on the ones that fail.

But he says waiting to invest in the one that will succeed will delay that success by months, and his billions are a drop in the ocean compared with the trillions the disease is costing world economies.

That’s a proper goal.


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