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Clap for carers: meaningful gesture or too little too late?
I've been talking to some people recently about clap for carers - where everyone claps at 8pm on a Thursday to show support to the key workers carrying us all through this pandemic. I know most people in my life are generally in support of it and think it's a lovely thing to do. The people in my house clap every week and my aunt seems to appreciate it as a key worker - I think it gives her a lift.
However, some people don't like it. I know people who feel like a clap is too little too late, particualrly for NHS workers who have been on the recieving end of a huge amount of budget cuts over the last decade. There seems to be some resentment there for the public for not voting in politicians who care for the NHS. Kinda like a clap feels like a plaster when what they really need is money from the government and support from everyone, all the time; not just during a pandemic when we need them the most.
I'm curious: what do you all think about clap for carers?
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Clap for carers: meaningful gesture or too little too late? 20 votes