Transport is likely to be a problem in a major pandemic. Individual lorry owners will be called upon to volunteer to bring in urgent supplies and in return will be given preferential fuel pa****. Locally individuals will use volunteer private cars/vehicules network to bring medicine and food to the houses of those who are too ill to manage on their own but not so ill they need to be hospitalised.
Being useful and active in helping others during the pandemic will give voluteers a sense of control and self worth which will add to their own and their comunities resillience and will increase their credibility in the community once the worst of the pandemic has passed. It is a time of community buildng and a time of great opportunity for individuals to build a lasting reputation of good will and community standing.
Refuse is likely also to be a real problem with the possibility of additional diseases to the primary pandemic. Volunteer networks should be available online with work schedules for all to see will your MP drive the the bin lorry? Are your councillors prepared to throw on the bags? Good will can be astounding and so I expect the answer will be 'yes'.
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