Queen puts Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to shame over virus – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.

The Queen's leadership has been praised.
The Queen's leadership has been praised.

OUR political leaders could take a lesson from the Queen She leads by example by having the vaccine and telling others to do their duty, and also take up the opportunity to be vaccinated when it is offered.

She puts those pedlars of fake information to shame.

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I also find it strange that Angela Merkel has said she would not have the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Clearly there is not yet enough of the Pfizer product to go round so, by her action, she is discouraging her people to avoid being at risk.

Boris Johnson with Germany's leader Angela Merkel.

Both her and Emmanuel Macron are poor examples of leadership and both could take a lesson from our Queen.

Meanwhile Patrick Mercer’s column (The Yorkshire Post, February 27) has really given me food for thought.

It has always been obvious that our Labour Party has had to kowtow down to the union leaders in order to get elected.

Yet, when it comes down to the nitty gritty, most politicians have only their own interests at heart.

From: Marilyn S Shaw, Thornhill, Dewsbury.

I AM surprised how many people constantly berate our own government for Covid-19 figures through comparisons with countries like New Zealand, which have larger land mass and smaller population.

Do you believe these figures are comparable? Seriously? Why do they always show negativity instead of sharing the positive good news that we have rolled out the vaccine faster than anywhere else in Europe at the moment, and in spite of many refusing to have the vaccine?

Can’t we please show our glasses half full instead of half empty for a change?

Are these same people prepared to support the home market and economy to create a stronger UK when the pandemic is over? I would like to believe so, but I am not sure.

From: Bob Swallow, Settle.

THERE is possible light at the end of the tunnel if the Government decides to go ahead with an app which potential customers would have to show to prove that they have had a Covid vaccine.

This would prevent non- vaccinated people from gaining access to pubs, restaurants or, for that matter, swanning off on a flight abroad. It should also result in a significant uptake in vaccines.

On a personal note being very deaf, I have no use of a mobile phone. I hope some alternative technology will be available for those of us who do not possess a smartphone.

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