Brendan O’Neill writing in the Globe and Mail this morning expresses the opinion that the crisis in the sky resulted from the EU’s usual risk-avoiding reaction.
I’ve heard that same opinion about the recent pandemic: too much hype, too much money spent, not a “real” pandemic. Tell that t0 the people who languished in emergency rooms or intensive care units, or who watched their children die. I admit those events happen in any regular flu season as well. But if no immunizations had taken place, and the population had developed wide-spread illness, and the subsequent bacterial infections, would that have been serious enough?
The same journalists who suggest the government over-reacted would have been the ones to call it to account if one plane had fallen from the sky, its engines clogged with volcanic dust. It was the airplane manufacturing firms that wrote the specs and manuals. Were their cautions to be disregarded?
The pandemic is over; the skies are clearing; tragedies averted or farce?