The COVID Crisis and Clapping for Carers: BBC Radio Ulster 31 May 2020

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This week brought to an end the weekly handclap for heroes - that point, at eight o'clock on Thursday nights when people emerged from their homes to applaud those on the front line in the pandemic - the NHS staff, the retail workers, the delivery drivers and so many other people who've been doing so much in the past few months.

Few would argue the applause was not deserved but was it of any real value or could it be said it was simply virtue signalling on a grand scale, a salve for our collective conscience?

Audrey Carville discusses the issues with Leon Litvack.

Period31 May 2020

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  • TitleThe Covid Crisis and Clapping for Carers: BBc Radio Ulster 21 May 2020
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Ulster
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size30 mins
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/05/2020
    DescriptionThis week brought to an end the weekly handclap for heroes - that point, at eight o'clock on Thursday nights when people emerged from their homes to applaud those on the front line in the pandemic - the NHS staff, the retail workers, the delivery drivers and so many other people who've been doing so much in the past few months.

    Few would argue the applause was not deserved but was it of any real value or could it be said it was simply virtue signalling on a grand scale, a salve for our collective conscience?

    Audrey Carville discusses the issues with Leon Litvack.
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jp5m
    PersonsLeon Litvack

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • heroes