Holding My Breath
It looks as though the historians of today
have finally caught up
with their nineteenth century colleagues
that fresh air is rather good
Even politicians have noticed
and now have a new slogan
Not long now before they ‘discover’
that the isolation hospitals of history
were pretty cool in preventing cross infection
and might have saved one in five people
from Covid infections in England.
That’s the number acquired by hospital in-patients,
the number acquired by out-patients being unknown.
It seems that hospitals can be very dangerous places.
maybe than bars,
or even crowded metros.
So I don’t expect to have to wait long
for this discovery.
Shall I hold my breath?