This Private Eye letter about pandemic deaths went viral because it’s so moving and important
Dr Phil Hammond shared this letter to Private Eye on Twitter and it went viral because it’s devastating stuff and so important.
Dr Hammond, an NHS doctor, is also an author, broadcaster and comic and Private Eye’s very own ‘MD’.
Here’s how he introduced it.
And the letter itself, from Rhys Vanstone in Cardiff.
Here are just a few of the things people said about it.
The idea of experiencing this kind of fate is why I’ll readily take every precaution with Covid-19. Wearing a mask or having to go one way in the high street feels trivial in comparison.
— Matthew Williams (@MatthewW1991) July 15, 2020
That is one of the most eloquent rebuttals of the “they were going to die anyway” line I’ve read.
— Snorky (@Snorkyno4) July 15, 2020
Another moving testimonial from the frontline. Read this and tell me why you don’t want to wear a mask? How much grieving for loved ones taken before their time in such a manner do you want to do??
— Mark Hart (@markhart84) July 15, 2020