When the last national emergency hit (WWII) the country was able to produce 12 brand-spanking-new Spitfires every single day.
At the time, these Spitfires were cutting edge technology and they required legions of highly-skilled technicians and engineers to produce them and to put them together.
Fast-forward 75 years later, and it would seem that we are not able to produce enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to keep our emergency services protected from our new mutual enemy; COVID-19.
Our Grandparents & great grandparents were able to knock out 12 cutting-edge Spitfires every day for years on end.
But ‘we’ seem to have a problem getting the thousands of single component eyemasks, gloves and hand sanitisers needed to protect our frontline emergency services from an invisible killer.
@LeeBaker0578 tweeted to say:
“I put a request in for some PPE for the team (16 PCs and 2 Sgts).
“I asked for coveralls, masks, gloves, and hand gel. Just basics so we can protect ourselves and not take the virus home.