I realised very early on that this fight is a fight to control the narrative. As such, every little nuance, every little pedantic piece of propaganda; I would not give an inch with ANYone. A recent example to show that we can win this fight person by person came this evening.
The school my daughter attends sent out an email to inform parents of some positive cases within the school, how terrible it all is and not to have too much anxiety as they were dealing with it. I contacted the headmaster: “Good evening
I’m sorry to nitpick again but, as far as I can tell, there have been no positive cases from Stafford @@@@@@ and to state as such only promulgates the anxiety you wish to avert. Would it therefore not be prudent to state positive tests instead and therefore ensure that the correct narrative is being shared from the outset?
Warm regards “ The response: “ Dear Mr McDonnell, Thank you for your email. I do take your point about the distinction between positive tests and confirmed cases. You are quite right, and I will endeavour to be specific about that in any future communications. I hope you are all safe and well. Best wishes,”
Result, I think and hopefully people will start to think before spreading false narratives! I‘m so grateful that my daughter can attend a school where the Headmaster can actually tell the difference between a positive test and a positive case Would love to hear other experiences