for Fandango’s One Word Challenge(FOWC), alleviate.
There is this really strange story going on in the UK for about the last week. I’ll just report it briefly, and you can form an opinion for yourself. You can imagine several alleviates going on, so I feel justified in using it to answer the prompt.
COVID in the UK is getting worse, and the government has announced a three-tier system, with restrictions increasing, tier on tier. There are arguments about how useful this system is, but that is beside the point today.
The government (who hold both the numbers and the purse-strings) have decided that some areas are so bad, they should go from their current tier to the next one up.
The areas are pushing back. In particular, Manchester.
Why? Because, to each area, the government is offering a compensation package in return for greater restrictions. The areas are saying “it’s not enough”.
Now, I have no idea whether it is or isn’t enough. The one thing that was reinforced was that it is all about money.
Meanwhile, the virus marches on.