【明報專訊】Even though Covid-19 was raging in Europe, Boris Johnson on March 7 boasted of shaking hands with virus patients ... and March 10 to 13 he did nothing to stop a quarter of a million people attending the Cheltenham horse racing festival.
Even though the US reported its first Covid-19 case on January 21, Donald Trump not only took six weeks to begin fighting the virus; for some time he even described Covid-19 reports as "fake news".
Even though Covid-19 had claimed thousands of lives in his country, Brazil's President Bolsonaro just said "So what?"
No wonder that the US has the greatest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world, the UK the greatest number in Europe and Brazil the greatest number in South America.
Text: John Wotherspoon 胡頌恆