Echo And Narcissus, John William Waterhouse
I'm personally not into politics but the relief showed yesterday by world leaders and citizens alike after Joe Biden was unofficially announced, President-Elect was symbolic, it felt as if our planet let out a huge breath of relief. President Trump has not been a good president for everyone outside the US, except maybe Israel.
Just as in Greek mythology when the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water so it appears has a Mr Trump has fallen in love with his own image.
He has shown during his tenure as President and during the recent election that he is excessively preoccupied with his own life and circumstances and no matter how great he wanted to make America again he has done the opposite and made America the laughing stock of the world. You might not agree with sleepy Joe's politics but he can't do any worse than an extremely narcissistic Mr Trump, who has shown the world he would eat himself if he was a bar of chocolate.
Just maybe, with the wonderful news yesterday, Americans can now come together and try to heal their divisions. Just maybe all the hate factions can put away their guns and hatred and get together for the good of their own country and the rest of the world too. China, Iran and Russia have been purring like cats lapping up a bowl of cream as they watched a divided America falling apart at the seams. The West needs a united, United States Of America right now in this dark and dangerous world.
Jesus summed up the last four years in the US in one simple sentence:
In Matthew 12:25 Jesus says: “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand."If 2020 will be remembered for all the bad things that can happen to mankind, well the 9th of November 2020 will surely be remembered as the day hope was given back to mankind. Not only was November 9th the day Pfizer and BioNTech revealed they have developed a vaccine for Covid-19 today with a company spokesman describing the development as a "great day for science and humanity".
Stock markets around the world soared yesterday and many are almost back to pre-pandemic highs with growing confidence lockdowns will end sometime in the new year enabling people to go back to work and start rebuilding and spending again.
The new vaccine is said to be more than 90% accurate in stopping people from getting the virus after nearly 50,000 have been tested, preliminary analysis shows no safety concerns. The vaccine will be authorised and will be available by the end of this month. The UK has already put in an order for 40 million doses, enough for 20 million people.
However, it's not just the vaccine and financial markets giving us hope yesterday, no, yesterday, most countries around the world saw a drop in the number of newly infected people from Covid-19, it is very early days I know but, a steady drop off of covid cases is happening in many countries around the world, especially in Europe. COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)