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Wait and See

The World is rife with indecision, apathy and doubt
This is not the time to wait and see how things pan out
China hid the facts at first and made a huge mistake
History will no doubt show the difference that would make
They knew they had a novel virus never seen before
And yet they kept it quiet, gave it time, an open door
Testing, tracing, isolating would have saved more lives
But given freedom, space and time, any virus thrives
A few brave people voiced their fears, their message didn't reach us
I'm sure if we could meet them now, there's so much they could teach us
No use lamenting now what should and shouldn't have been done
No future in the past, there is a battle to be won
Better late than never, China told us what they knew
A terrifying truth began to dawn, what could we do?
Politicians do their best to try and legislate
But surely Science will determine what will be our fate
The World must live in lockdown now, a universal truce
Until coronavirus deaths have started to reduce
The consequences of this world pandemic will be learned
There is no magic bullet, any progress must be earned
Already we’re accepting how to live in isolation
We can adapt and will survive the social separation
In time a vaccine will be found and we'll be virus free
Just how long the lockdown lasts, we’ll have to wait and see

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