Tuesday 11 February 2020
Find the original debate transcript here.
I was surprised to see the bus drivers,
sitting in the front seat in shirt sleeves,
besides someone in full hazmat gear.
A belt-and-braces approach.
Eight people in England have tested positive for coronavirus.
But, to demonise or abuse anybody of Chinese or east Asian origin,
is completely wrong.
China is now not the only lexicon.
We have laid an instrument,
a publicity campaign.
Simple but effective;
it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.
Our thoughts, should things get worse here,
should this outbreak turn, rather strange,
the advice remains absolutely clear;
we simply do not know.
And, to answer the point about the bus drivers,
all went smoothly…
… touch wood.