Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Topical postmark from the UK

I received a Postcrossing postcard this week from a retired schoolteacher in England, and it had this urgent message, the overriding message of this moment, as part of the postmark:


The NHS is the National Health Service. Various news reports this week out of the United Kingdom indicate that about 100 front-line NHS staffers and care workers have died of COVID-19. Overall, more than 21,000 people in the UK have died of the coronavirus in hospitals. So it is heartening to see the Royal Mail, through this postmark, show support for health care workers and urge citizens to stay home in order to best protect them. Stay home, everyone. We're flattening the curve but we are decidedly not there yet.

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