Heroine of the Hour – Lady Glenconner

Lady Glenconner speaks sense amidst the media encouraging panic over the coronavirus outbreak in Britain

In today’s Guardian, Lady Glenconner, the former lady-in-waiting to the late Princess Margaret, spoke sense when she reacted to the paper’s Hadley Freeman asking her about coronavirus during an interview. She most rationally responded: “I’ve been through the second world war and lived with someone with Aids at the beginning [of the Aids crisis]. I’m not scared of a little virus, you know.”

 

At times like these, we need more people like Lady Glenconner and Dame Vera Lynn (whose views we featured earlier this week). Yes, we must all be sensible and take precautions, but we must also take stock and remain reasonable. Britain did not beat Hitler by panicking; we did so by Keeping Calm and Carrying On.

 

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