Could do with you in our street as just us and one other couple came out and neighbours saying they are fed up of it although still grateful , bit sad really.Instead of clapping I decided to stand at the front door playing my violin. I felt quite emotional playing Londonderry Air and Land Of Hope And Glory! I played those on the frontline and the carers like us and to those people that I mentioned in my BBC thread.
A well written article and I couldn't have put it better myself. Lets hope in the future people make their voices heard in other ways as so many issues have come to light during this pandemic.I think there are split opinions about the clapping but it's a personal choice, each to their own, and on the positive side it does seem to be helping to bring some neighbours together more I was hospitalised in a very busy London hospital during the virus peak (not covid related) and I asked a doctor if they would be standing outside clapping on Thursday and the response was that whilst the initial clapping from the public was appreciated they felt that the weekly continuation was more to do with the feelings of those who were clapping, rather than those they were clapping for. Speaking to my sister who works in the NHS and some of the carers at mum's care home it seems that they also appreciated it the first time it happened but it seems to have lost the initial meaning now. There's an interesting article here from an NHS doctor about the subject, saying that people shouldn't feel the need to clap or be shamed into joining in, and what is needed is practical input into making improvements: