BBC Anchor Debunks Major Myth About Coronavirus In ‘Magnificent Monologue’

Adrian Ovalle

BBC news anchor Emily Maitlis exposed a major myth about the coronavirus in a sector that is now amassing extensive appreciation on social media.

Maitlis resolved the concept that the pandemic is a “great leveler” in which “everyone, rich or poor, suffers the same” in the cold open of the topical “Newsnight” program on Wednesday.

“Those on the front line right now, bus drivers and shelf-stackers, nurses, care home-workers, hospital staff and shopkeepers, are disproportionately the lower-paid members of our workforce,” Maitlis kept in mind. “They are more likely to catch the disease because they are more exposed.”

“Those who live in tower blocks and small flats will find the lockdown tougher. Those in manual jobs will be unable to work from home,” Maitlis continued. “This is a health issue with huge ramifications for social welfare, and it’s a welfare issue with huge ramifications for public health.”

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New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), for example, last month stated coronavirus was “the great equalizer” due to the fact that anybody can contract it, following the favorable medical diagnosis of his bro, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

Information now beginning to emerge, nevertheless, shows how bad and minority neighborhoods are really more at danger of contracting the infection.

Maitlis has actually formerly made appreciation for barbecuing former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and her interview of Prince Andrew over his questionable relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein.

Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, tweeted that Maitlis’ remarks were “the best cold open I have seen to a news show.”

The very best cold open I have actually seen to a news show from @maitlis

— emily bell (@emilybell) April 9,2020

British radio host James O’Brien hailed Maitlis for her “magnificent monologue.”

It is impressive & & really, really unfortunate that some people stay incapable of seeing this splendid monologue as a clear expression of empathy & & issue for * everyone *. Humankind can’t be partisan. Possibly people need more aid understanding that. Critical broadcasting by @maitlis.

— James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) April 9,2020

Thank you @maitlis for these crisp, plain, indisputable facts. How they required to be aired.

— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) April 9,2020

Emily Maitlis with effective words that required stating tonight.

— Huw (@ed_son) April 8,2020

Definitely area on. Take and enjoy note ~ and prevent handing down the “doesn’t discriminate” myth. Whatever about this strikes unequally.

— Catherine Rowett Ex-MEP (@catherinerowett) April 9,2020

The dangers of COVID-19 are unquestionably higher among the bad. And yet the method of financial lockdown and social seclusion will increase hardship, and make the impacts of this and future pandemics even worse. It’s a hell of a catch22 Far better to nip pandemics in the bud.

— Dr Phil Hammond (@drphilhammond) April 9,2020

This is so crucial. Coronavirus is “not a great leveller” the bad are disproportionately even worse impacted.

— Nicola Bartlett (@NicolaRBartlett) April 9,2020

“Coronavirus is levelling us” is a distructive lie. It is breaking us apart, along social lines, for all to see. The lots of distinctions in our chances to look after ourselves remain in plain focus. Do not let the truth be obscured by stiring words, clapping and Blitz spirit.

— Vonny LeClerc (@vonny_bravo) April 9,2020

In her exceptional speech @maitlis is rather best – not simply the awfulness of the ‘fighting’ metaphor however that #COVIDー19 does not strike people similarly, however disproportionately the bad – however does not ask * why * many abundant and effective people keep stating it. (Brief thread)

— Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK) April 9,2020

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