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In Ñspel: How science finally caught up with Trump’s playbook – with millions of lives at stake

Main image: Donald Trump leaves a coronavirus taskforce briefing at the White House in Washington DC on 2 April. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Mn imij: Doṇld Trump līvz a c’roṇvîṛs tascfors brīfñ at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs in Wośñtn DC on 2 Epril. Foṭgraf: Cevin Dīć/Blūmbrg via Geti Iṃjz
Hǎ sayns fîṇli còt p wɖ Trump’s ple-bc – wɖ miłnz v lîvz at stec

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 4 April 2020)

Ɖ prezidnt’s fełr t hīd ɖ wornñz abt c’roṇvîṛs n act qcli hz set in tren a doṃno-ifct ɖt nǎ impeṛlz larj sweɖz v ɖ YS

bî Ed Pilcñtn in Ny Yorc

Frîde, 4 Epril 2020

On 6 Marć, a grūp v eṗdīmioḷjists at Impirịl Colij Lundn gev ɖ Ẃît Hǎs c’roṇvîṛs tascfors a hedz-up abt ɖ teṛfayñ pṛjx́nz fr ɖ dziz ɖe wr abt t publiś rletñ t ɖ YS.

Ɖ Impirịl sayntists’ fîndñz wd hv indyst paṛlitic fir in ol bt ɖ most nonśḷnt Americn. Ɖe lîcnd Covid-19, ẃć bî ɖt pônt hd olrdi xtndd its tnṭclz intu at līst 28 stets in ɖ YS, t ɖ 1918 influenẓpandemic ɖt cild 50 miłn ppl arnd ɖ glob.

On ɖ besis v ɖer moḍlñ, ɖe calkletd ɖt f nʈñ wz dn t hōlt ɖ spred v ɖ dziz, wɖn wīcs it wd infct 81% v ɖ YS popyleśn. Ɖ vîṛs wd ravij ɖ neśn, iviṣret its hlʈsistm n – hir cem ɖ stñ – pt 2.2 miłn Americnz intu bodibagz.

W d’nt nǒ at ẃt pônt ɖt bon-ćilñ figr wz prizntd t Doṇld Trump. Ẃt w d nǒ z ɖt on ɖ sem de, 6 Marć, ɖ prezidnt v ɖ Ynîtd Stets wz tecñ a tur v ɖ Atlanta of̣sz v ɖ fedṛl dzizcntrol ejnsi, ɖ Sntrz fr Dzizcntrol n Privnśn (SDP).

H wz in ibŭłnt mūd. H hd jst hŕd on Fox Nyz ɖt ɖ lêtist tali v c’roṇvîṛs cesz in ɖ cuntri wz 240, wɖ 11 deʈs. Trump n hiz feṿrit TV ćanl wr az wn in ɖer intrpṛteśn v ɖoz figrz – ʈñz wr gwñ gret, ɖr wz riyli nʈñ t wuri abt.

Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Alex Azar, health and human services secretary; Robert Redfield, CDC director; and Steve Monroe, associate director for laboratory science and safety, in Atlanta, Georgia, on 6 March. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP
Doṇld Trump spīcs jrñ a mītñ wɖ Alix Êzar, hlʈ n hymn srṿsz secṛtri; Roḅt Redfīld, SDP d’rectr; n Stīv Mnro, asośịt d’rectr fr l’boṛtri sayns n sefti, in Atlanta, Jorja, on 6 Marć. Foṭgraf: Alix Brandn/AP

“It wl end,” h tld ɖ rportrz trelñ aftr him. “Ppl hv t rmen cām … Ol I se z: ‘B cām’.”

Ɖen a rzorsfl rportr asct him t set ǎt ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn’z lêtist fōrcast fr hǎ c’roṇvîṛs wd pṛgres in ɖ cuntri. H rplaid: “W d’nt hv a fōrcast, bcz w d’nt nǒ.”

Trump’s ćenjñ riax́nz t c’roṇvîṛs: fṛm cām t clozñ bordrz – vidio-rport

‘Wn de – it’s lîc a miṛcl – it wl dis’pir’

Trump’s ansr wz wn v ɖ fy candid momnts ovr ɖ past ʈri munʈs v hiz hanḍlñ v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis. It wz tru ɖt ɖe dd’nt nǒ. Ɖt in a riyl sns ɖe wr wōcñ blînd.

Olrdi bî 6 Marć ɖ absns v ifctiv dạgnostic tstñ – cōzd in part bî ɖ SDP’s boćt rolǎt v its ǒn Covid-19 tst – wz svirli hamṗrñ ef̣ts t trac ɖ spred v ɖ dziz in ɖ hop v cntenñ it bfr it oṿẃlmd ɖ cuntri. “Enbdi ɖt nīdz a tst gts a tst,” Trump tld ɖ gagl v rportrz in Atlanta. “Ɖe hv ɖ tsts. N ɖ tsts r bytifl.”

Ɖ tsts wr nt bytifl, ɖe wr criticli flwd. Enbdi hu nīdd ɖm wz nt gtñ ɖm.

A woman leaves Life Care Center of Kirkland in Washington state on 29 February. Dozens of staff and residents at the facility had already started exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images
A wmn līvz Lîfcer Sntr v Crcḷnd in Wośñtn stet on 29 Febrri. Duznz v staf n rezidnts at ɖ fsiḷti hd olrdi startd xibtñ c’roṇvîṛs-lîc simtmz. Foṭgraf: Devid Raidr/Geti Iṃjz

Wɖ vrć̣li no tstñ aveḷbl t inform public convseśn, Trump wz fri t unlīś hiz “naćṛl abiḷti” on ɖ probḷm, ẃć h dd wɖ abandn ʈrt ɖ rli wīcs v ɖ crîsis.

Trump tc t dscrîbñ himslf az a “wortîm prezidnt”, wɖ Covid-19 az ɖ eṇmi. Bt hiz dogid psyt v hiz ǒn instñts, hiz prefṛns fr letñ hiz “hunćz” līd ɖ neśn intu batl rɖr ɖn dployñ ɖ wepnri v evidns n sayns, hz bn ɖ hōlmarc v hiz rspons t ɖ cntejn so far. Fṛm ɖ frst cnfrmd YS ces in Wośñtn stet on 20 Jańri t Trump’s sáitñ v Impirịl’z 2.2 miłn pṛjctd deʈs, ẃć h dd fr ɖ frst tîm jst ɖs wīc, h hz cept p a rlentlisli upbìt fsād, dǎnpleyñ ɖ sveṛti v ɖ ʈret larjli fr ɖ beṇfit v ɖ Ny Yorc stoc-xćenj.

“W hv it toṭli undr cntrol,” h sd tū dez aftr ɖt frst cnfrmd ces n a de bfr Ćîna cut of Wūhan, a siti v 11 miłn.

“W onli hv fîv ppl, w priti mć śut it dǎn cmñ fṛm Ćîna,” h sd on 30 Jańri, ɖ de ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn dclerd a globl imrjnsi.

“It’s gwñ t dis’pir. Wn de – it’s lîc a miṛcl – it wl dis’pir,” h sd on 27 Febrri, ɖ de America mōrnd its frst c’roṇvîṛs deʈ.

Trump’s ‘hunćz’ vrss sayns

On Tyzde h fîṇli swićt ton. Ɖ cuntri wz in fr a “vri, vri penfl tū wīcs”, h sd, n evri Americn hd t b priperd “fr ɖ hard dez ɖt lî ahd”.

Bî ɖen ɖ bitr truʈ cd no longr b avôdd. Wɖ strinjnt sośl distnsñ, ɖ Impirịl’z 2.2m bodibagz cd b rdyst, bt bî ɖ rec̣nñ īvn v Trump’s ǒn advîzrz btwn 100,000 n 240,000 Americnz r stl lîcli t dî. Trump nǎ hz on hiz woć a public-hlʈ dzastr v devstetñ pṛporśnz. Sm 245,573 cesz hv bn cnfrmd acrs ɖ stets, twîs ɖ numbr in Iṭli, ɖ secnd-hîist neśn in ɖ Jonz Hopcinz līgtebl.

Mor ɖn 6,000 ppl hv daid n ɖ crv z stl rîzñ xṗnnṣ́li. Covid-19 z oṿẃlmñ hospitlz in Ny Yorc, Ny Orliynz, Dtrôt n z hrtlñ twdz ɖ Trump-s’portñ hartḷndz. Ɖ fedṛl stocpîl v isnśl medicl iqipmnt z nirli emti. Vnṭletrz n pṛtctiv gir fr frunt-lîn medicl staf r runñ feṭli lo. Doctrz r impṛvîzñ mascs t sev ɖer ǒn livz ǎt v plastic bagz n rubr bandz. Īvn dạgnostic tstñ, ɖ most criticl hop fr gtñ on top v ɖ dziz, rmenz hard t gt bcz v śorṭjz in swobz n vaylz, līvñ imrjnsicoorḍnetrz stl – ʈri munʈs intu ɖ crîsis – in ɖ darc.

It z a ctastṛfi ɖt mni sayntists n public-hlʈ imrjnsi xprts b’liv cd sbstanṣ́li hv bn avrtd, f onli Trump hd lisnd.

“Ɖs wl b rgardd az ɖ wrst public-hlʈ dzastr in America in a snćri,” sd Eric Topol, pṛfesr v mleklr meḍsin at Scrips Rsrć in San Diego. “Ɖ rūtcōz v ɖ dzastr wz ɖ lac v redinis t unḍstand ẃr, hǎ n ẃn ɖ dziz wz spredñ.”

Jeṛmi Cnondîc, a sīńr poḷsifelo at ɖ Sntr fr Globl Dveḷpmnt hu léd ɖ YS guvnmnt’s rspons t inṭnaśnl dzastrz btwn 2013 n 2017, sd ɖt starc contrasts in ǎtcmz btwn difṛnt cuntriz in trmz v ilnis n deʈ hv bn dtrmind nt bî Covid-19 itslf, bt bî hǎ sirịsli ć guvnmnt tc ɖ risc n hǎ rli ɖe actd.

“On ɖt scor w feld badli,” h sd. “Y cn hv ɖ bst sistm in ɖ wrld, bt f y gv ɖ vîṛs an et-wīc hedstart it wl īt y alîv.”

Fr Neymi Oresciz, a hisṭri v sayns pṛfesr at Harṿd, ɖ unfoldñ c’laṃti z ɖ flfilmnt v hr wrst firz.

“Ẃn w frst hŕd abt c’roṇvîṛs, I n sevṛl v mî colīgz wurid ɖt Trump wd nt atnd t sạntific advîs. Ɖs z a man hu hz xibtd a reclis disrigard fr sạntific evidns ovr clîṃtćenj; f h cd d ɖt, ɖr wz olwz ɖ qsćn v ẃɖr h wd tec sirịsli eni sayns.”

Oresciz siz Covid-19 az Trump’s ultiṃt ćalinj. Wd h pt ɖ livz v hundṛdz v ʈǎzndz v Americnz frst, or wd h dig intu ɖ traid-n-tstd Rpublicn ple-bc v śowñ hostiḷti t sayns n xṗtīz, reinñ in guvnmnt-inṭvnśn n prîoṛtîzñ ɖ munimarcits?

“Ɖs wz a tst v ẃɖr Trump’s guvnmnt wd act. Ẃt w’v sìn z ɖt fr ɖ ppl in pǎr in ɖs cuntri, îdioḷji bìts īvn an iminnt ʈret.”

A view of the White House on 11 March when Donald Trump made a primetime address about the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
A vy v ɖ Ẃît Hǎs on 11 Marć ẃn Doṇld Trump md a prîmtîm adres abt ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis. Foṭgraf: Brendn Smyalovsci/AFP via Geti Iṃjz

‘Az ɖ prezidnt fidlz, ppl r dayñ’

Nansi P’losi, ɖ top Deṃcrat in Congres, tc ɖ xtrordnri step on Súnde v akzñ Trump d’recli v “costñ Americn livz”. Hiz leṣnñ v ɖ sveṛti v ɖ vîṛs rli on “wz dedli”, ś tld CNN, az wl b ɖ dlez in dliṿrñ medicl iqipmnt t ẃr it z nīdd.

“Az ɖ prezidnt fidlz, ppl r dayñ,” ś sd. Ɖt wz a tuf akześn, īvn bî ɖ standdz v ɖz hîpr-parṭzan tîmz. Bt a growñ numbr v sayntists n hlʈ-imrjnsi xprts r tnttivli drw̃ ɖ sem cncluźn.

“W nǎ nǒ ɖr wl b wel ovr 100,000 deʈs,” Topol sd. “A vast mjoṛti v ɖoz wl hv bn uņessṛli lost bcz v ɖ lac v priperidnis v ɖ Ynîtd Stets. Az a līdr, Trump hz t axpt rsponsbiḷti, ẃć v cors h w’nt.”

Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people from the Wyckoff Heights medical center in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Hlʈcer wrcrz ẃīl ɖ bodiz v dsist ppl fṛm ɖ Wîcof Hîts medicl sntr in Brŭclin, Ny Yorc. Foṭgraf: Brendn McDrmid/Rôtrz

It z nt az ɖo Trump wz’nt wornd. In ɖ wec v ɖ Ibola eṗdemic in 2014, ɖ Obama admiṇstreśn wz so firfl v ɖ denjrz v anɖr eṗdemic ɖt ɖe pt in ples sevṛl iṇveśnz dzînd t priper ɖ neśn fr a pandemic.

Cnondîc, hu wz sntṛl t ɖ Ibola rspons, hz woćt agast az evri elimnt v ɖt ef̣t hz bn unpict or oṿlct bî ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn. “W set p a speśl tīm fr pandemic priperidnis at ɖ naśnl s’kṛticaunsl – ɖe dsmantld ɖt. W left ɖm a vri dīteld ple-bc v ɖ iniśl steps fr maṇjñ an ivnt lîc ɖs – ɖe ignord ɖt.”

‘Sayntists ń ɖ risc – rjnt ax́n wz nīdd’

Ẃn c’roṇvîṛs rird its ugli hed, ɖr wz plenti v rli wornñ. Alix Êzar, ɖ hlʈ n hymn srṿsz secṛtri, bcem awer v ɖ ǎtbrec v a vîṛs in Ćîna az rli az 3 Jańri. Bî 5 Jańri sayntists in Śañhî hd obtend a cmplit vîṛl jīnom fṛm an infctd peśnt n rportd it imīɉtli t JenBanc, ɖ jnetic-sīqnsñ deṭbes v ɖ YS Naśnl Insttyts v Hlʈ (NIH). Bî rli Febrri, sayntists wr awer ɖt Covid-19 wz bʈ īẓli trnzmitd btwn indivijlz n hd a reḷtivli hî ftaḷti ret, ispeṣ́li fr oldr n vulnṛbl ppl. Ẃt w’v sìn z ɖt, fr ɖ ppl in pǎr in ɖs cuntri, îdioḷji bìts īvn an iminnt ʈret. “Ɖt wz inuf fr sayntists t nǒ ɖ vîṛs hd ɖ ptnśl t spred far n wîd n ɖt rjnt ax́n wz nīdd,” Cnondîc sd. At ɖ sem tîm, YS intelijns-ejnsiz wr pasñ on ɖer ǒn wornñz t ɖ Ẃît Hǎs. Acordñ t ɖ Wośñtn Post, Êzar traid sevṛl tîmz t sǎnd ɖ alarm bt cd’nt gt an ōdịns wɖ Trump untl 18 Jańri, at ẃć pônt ol ɖ prezidnt wontd t tōc abt wz vepñ.

Ɖ Post qotd an anoniṃs YS ofiśl hu sd ɖ sistm wz “blincñ red”. Ɖ ofiśl sd: “Doṇld Trump me nt hv bn xpctñ ɖs, bt a lot v uɖr ppl in ɖ guvnmnt wr – ɖe jst cd’nt gt him t d enʈñ abt it.” Wɖ ɖ fl mît v ɖ YS sạntific cḿṇti at hiz dspozl, Trump apôntd indivijlz nt noun fr ɖer prǎis wɖ pandemics in ćarj v ɖ fedṛl rspons. Ɖ c’roṇvîṛs tascfors wz t b léd bî ɖ vîsprezidnt, Mîc Pns, hu hz bn wîdli criṭsîzd fr hiz hanḍlñ v a 2015 HIV ǎtbrec ẃn guvnr v Indiana.

Trump z olso incrisñli rlayñ on hiz sun-in-lw Jared Cŭśnr, hu md hiz frst apiṛns at ɖ tascfors brīfñ on Ʈrzde. Politico hz rportd ɖt Cŭśnr, huz scilset z in riyl istet, hz in trn rīćt ǎt t hiz bruɖr’z faɖr-in-lw, hu z at līst a fziśn, fr advîs on fîtñ ɖ pandemic.

Jared Kushner listens as Donald Trump meets with bank CEOs about the Covid-19 response in the Cabinet Room at the White House on 11 March. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Jared Cŭśnr lisnz az Doṇld Trump mīts wɖ banc ĆXOz abt ɖ Covid-19 rspons in ɖ Cabiṇtrūm at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs on 11 Marć. Foṭgraf: Jebin Botsf̣d/Ɖ Wośñtn Post via Geti Iṃjz

‘Trump wz ǎt v step wɖ ol ɖ xprts’

Trump’s fełr t hīd ɖ wornñz n act qcli hz set in tren a doṃno-ifct ɖt nǎ impeṛlz larj swedʈz v ɖ YS. Ẃt bgan az an in’biḷti t gt dạgnostic tstñ gwñ on a mas scel hz dveḷpt intu a slugiś moḅlîześn v ɖ fedṛl guvnmnt, a stuṭrñ dplômnt v ɖ Dfnspṛdux́n Act t inlist ɖ fîrpǎr v corṗreśnz, n a stand-bac, olmst dtaćt aproć ɖt hz alaud stet guvnrz t tec ɖ līd in ẃt Cnondîc cōld ɖ brʈ v “50-stet aṇci”.

Wn v ɖ fy proactiv meźrz tecn bî Trump wz t impoz a parśl travlban on Ćîna n Yṛp. Sayntists tld him ɖ muv wd onli dle ɖ advans v Covid-19 in ɖ YS, it cd nvr stop it. Agn, h dd’nt lisn. “Trump ʈt in trmz v a wōl. Pt a wōl arnd Ćîna n ɖ vîṛs w’nt cm t ɖ YS. H wz ǎt v step wɖ ol ɖ xprts arnd him,” Topol sd.

EMS personnel outside St Barnabas hospital in the Bronx, New York, on 28 March. Photograph: Misha Friedman/Getty Images
IMS prṣnél ǎtsd St Barnabas hospitl in ɖ Bronx, Ny Yorc, on 28 Marć. Foṭgraf: Mīśa Frīdmn/Geti Iṃjz

Az a rzult, ɖ YS lost ɖ rli ptnśl t cnten ɖ vîṛs, îɖr bî locñ dǎn hotspots az Ćîna dd wɖ Hūbei provins or ʈru agresiv tstñ t îṣlet ɖoz infctd, az Sǎʈ C’rīa hz dn.

Toṃs Pueio, a Stanf̣d-trênd cnsultnt best in Caḷforńa, hz leid ǎt in soḅrñ dītel hǎ qcli ɖ dzastr z leyñ west t ɖ YS. Hiz frst xpḷreśn v ɖ subjict, a deta-drivn pli t tec ɖ dziz sirịsli postd on Mīdịm in rli Marć, rsivd 40m vyz. On Wenzde h publiśt hiz updetd rsrć. It śoz America’z crv v cnfrmd cesz rîzñ mor stīpli ɖn ɖt v eni uɖr cuntri in ɖ wrld.

Ʈri wīcs ago, Pueio rmîndz s, ɖ YS hd fywr ɖn 1,000 cnfrmd cesz at a tîm ẃn Trump wz telñ ɖ wrld: “No, I’m nt cnsrnd at ol. No, I’m nt. No, w’v dn a gret job.”

Nǎ it standz at olmst a qortr v a miłn. “Ɖs z ẃt xṗnenśl groʈ lcs lîc,” h sd.

Donald Trump arrives behind Dr Anthony Fauci for a coronavirus taskforce briefing at the White House on 31 March. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters
Doṇld Trump arîvz bhnd Dr. Ánṭni Fǎći fr a c’roṇvîṛs tascfors brīfñ at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs on 31 Marć. Foṭgraf: Tom Brenr/Rôtrz

Hvñ hit ɖ Deṃcratic-cntrold hî-denṣti ŕbn sntrz frst – San Fṛnsisco n Siatl, ɖen Ny Yorc n Ny Jrzi, nǎ Dtrôt – ɖ vîṛs z marćñ inexṛbli in ɖ d’rex́n v ɖ mor rṛl suɖn n hartḷnd stets ɖt hapn t form ɖ crūṣbl v Trump’s bes.

Mni v ɖoz stets foloud ɖ līd set bî Trump n Fox Nyz, rmenñ rlaxt abt ɖ ʈret n muvñ astoṇśñli slǒli t pt fizicl-distnsñ cntrolz in ples. Floṛda, undr its Rpublicn guvnr, Ron DiSantis, hz ecoud Trump’s aproć n onli impozd a stetwîd ste-at-hom ordr on Frîde dspt hvñ ɖ sixʈ-larjist tali v cnfrmd cesz in ɖ cuntri. Jorja n Missipi foloud sūt. Sm Rpublicn stets includñ Ocḷhoma n Sǎʈ Caṛlîna stl hv no stetwîd mandetri ste-at-hom ordrz.

Pueio pônts ǎt ɖt Rpublicn votrz r adiśṇli vulnṛbl az ɖe hv a hayr ejprofîl ɖn Deṃcratic votrz. C’roṇvîṛs mcs no dstñśnz az t parti, bt it dz prei on ɖ eldrli.

So it z wn v ɖ gret paṛdoxz v Trump’s pandemic ɖt h me hv pt mni v hiz ǒn loyl s’portrz in mortl peṛl. Az Cnondîc pt it: “Trump hz indenjrd hiz ǒn s’portrz bî sndñ ǎt a mesij in contṛdix́n t ɖ sayns, n ɖe b’livd him.”

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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Trump and coronavirus: endangering American lives

 ‘An utter failure of leadership – the lack of will, intelligence, basic competence or even consistency on the part of the Trump administration – has turbocharged the problem.’ Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock
‘An utr fełr v līdrśp – ɖ lac v wil, intelijns, besic compitns or īvn cnsistnsi on ɖ part v ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn – hz trboćarjd ɖ probḷm.’ Foṭgraf: Rex/Śuṭstoc
Ɖ Gardịn vy on Trump n c’roṇvîṛs: indenɉrñ Americn lîvz

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 3 April 2020)

Ɖ abject fełr v ɖ admiṇstreśn hz magṇfaid ɖs crîsis. Ɖ prezidnt z olrdi trayñ t pas ɖ buc

Frîde, 3 Epril 2020

Īvn in ɖz xtrordnri tîmz, ɖ sît v ɖ prezidnt v ɖ Ynîtd Stets prizntñ a slîd ẃć anǎnst az a “gol” ɖ deʈ v p t 240,000 v its sitiznz wz olmst bynd b’lif. T hit ɖ lǒist end v ɖ targit, a staġrñ 100,000 Americn deʈs, wd śo ɖt hiz admiṇstreśn hd dn “a vri gd job”, Doṇld Trump clemd ɖs wīc. Ɖ hîist end wd b mor ɖn dubl ɖ YS caźltiz in ɖ frst wrldwor. Ɖs cd onli b cnsidrd a poẓtiv ǎtcm bcz ɖ oltrṇtiv z so śocñ: wɖt mitgeśnmeźrz, f ppl fel t ste at hom az advîzd, ɖ YS cd b hedñ fr btwn 1.5 miłn n 2.2 miłn deʈs.

Ɖ YS z nǎ ɖ ny sntr v ɖ pandemic, wɖ mor ɖn a fifʈ v ɖ miłn cesz rportd wrldwîd, n mor ɖn 5,000 deʈs. Ɖ vast mjoṛti v Americnz – mor ɖn 300 miłn – r nǎ undr sm form v locdǎn, ɖo ɖ strinjnsi v rstrix́nz vẹriz gretli n a fy stets r stl holdñ ǎt. Ɖoz meźrz hv cm tù lêt t stop hospitlz fṛm biyñ oṿẃlmd.

Ɖ rićist cuntri in ɖ wrld z strucćṛli il-iqipt t cǒp wɖ sć a crîsis. Ɖ lac v yṇvrsl hlʈcer or besic implômntrîts sć az statytri sicpe, n ɖ lo incmz on ẃć so mni Americnz svîv, r cndysiv t ɖ spred v dziz n t it hvñ ɖ most sirịs consiqnsz.

Bt an utr fełr v līdrśp – ɖ lac v wil, intelijns, besic compitns or īvn cnsistnsi on ɖ part v ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn – hz trboćarjd ɖ probḷm. N wɖt ɖ wrc v stetguvnrz n insttyśnz, hu hv priemtd ɖ admiṇstreśn n gn far bynd it in tecñ ax́n, matrz wd b īvn wrs. Mr. Trump hz at bst left ɖm t fnd fr ɖmslvz n at wrst activli hindrd ɖ fît agnst c’roṇvîṛs.

Hiz culpbiḷti acć̣li prīdets ɖ vîṛs’z imrjns in Ćîna. Ɖ admiṇstreśn got rid v most v ɖ staf hu wrct on îdnṭfayñ globl hlʈprobḷmz in Ćîna, ẃl rpitidli atmtñ t slaś fundñ fr ɖ Sntrz fr Dziz Cntrol n Privnśn. A comprihnsiv dokmnt on baṭlñ pandemics, drwn p undr ɖ Obama admiṇstreśn, wz “ʈroun on t a ślf” bî its s’xesr. Onli last Octobr, an intrnl fedṛl guvnmnt rport wornd ɖt ɖ YS wz wǒf̣li unḍpriperd n unḍfundd t tacl a vîṛs wɖt a kr.

Īvn aftr ɖ vîṛs wz cnfrmd t hv rīćt ɖ YS, Mr. Trump dǎnpleid ɖ crîsis at evri oṗtyṇti, firñ ɖ impact on ɖ icoṇmi. Az lêt az 25 Febrri h cōld it “vri wel undr cntrol”. H hz tǎtd unpruvn reṃdiz. Last wīc, h sd h wontd t rīopn larj sx́nz v ɖ cuntri bî Īstr n t si “páct ćrćz ol ovr ǎr cuntri” – ɖo h hz, ʈancf̣li, sins xtndd ɖ fedṛl “ste at hom” gîdns untl ɖ end v ɖs munʈ. Ɖ fedṛl guvnmnt śd hv moḅlîzd loñ ago t aqîr an aproprịt s’plî v tstñcits, pṛtctiv iqipmnt n vnṭletrz. It dd nt. Ɖs wīc, h wz forst t acnolij ɖt ɖ guvnmnt’s imrjnsi stocpîl v pṛtctiv iqipmnt z olmst xōstd.

Ɖ icoṇmi z rīlñ. An astoṇśñ 6.6 miłn Americnz sînd on fr unimplômntwelfér last wīc. Ɖ imrjnsi $2tn rlif pacij, ẃl nesṣri n welcm, ofrz mor t corpṛt America ɖn ɖoz on ɖ bredlîn.

Sm wundr f ɖs cd fîṇli brec hiz spel. So far, ppl r raliyñ arnd ɖ flag: a naśnl crîsis tndz t promt ppl t s’port ɖ līdrśp. Dspt hiz deṛlix́n v dyti, Mr. Trump’s apruvl retñz hv acć̣li incrist, az ɖe hv fr līdrz in olmst evri deṃcratic neśn. H me olso beṇfit fṛm ɖ roc-botm xpcteśnz ppl hv v him. N h z olrdi trayñ t rīrait ɖ facts n pin ɖ blem on uɖrz, atacñ guvnrz bʈ fr felñ t priper n fr hōrdñ iqipmnt.

Ɖz ef̣ts me yt s’xid. Bt ɖ truʈ z ɖt, az h hz fîṇli acnolijd, ɖ cmñ wīcs wl b “vri, vri penfl” – n ɖt hiz inax́n hz md ɖm mć mor so.

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Fumigation in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA
Fyṃgeśn in Sanā, Yemn. Foṭgraf: Yaya Arhab/YPA
YN secṛtri jenṛl: rcuṿri fṛm ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis mst līd t a betr wrld

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 2 April 2020)

W mst inśur a sfiśntli globl n coorḍnetd rspons t ɖ pandemic, ɖen bild rziłns fr ɖ fyćr

Antońu Gteriś, Secṛtri Jenṛl v ɖ Ynîtd Neśnz

Ʈrzde, 2 Epril 2020

Onli bî cmñ tgɖr wl ɖ wrld b ebl t fes dǎn ɖ Covid-19 pandemic n its śaṭrñ consiqnsz. At an imrjnsi vrćl mītñ last Ʈrzde, G20 līdrz tc steps in ɖ rît d’rex́n. Bt w r stl far awe fṛm hvñ a coorḍnetd, artikletd globl rspons ɖt mīts ɖ unpresdntd magṇtyd v ẃt w r fesñ.

Far fṛm flaṭnñ ɖ crv v infx́n, w r stl wel bhnd it. Ɖ dziz iniṣ́li tc 67 dez t infct 100,000 ppl; sn, 100,000 ppl n mor wl b infctd dêli. Wɖt cnsrtd n c’rejs ax́n, ɖ numbr v ny cesz wl olmst srtnli esc̣let intu ɖ miłnz, pśñ hlʈsistmz t brecñpônt, icoṇmiz intu a nǒzdîv n ppl intu dsper, wɖ ɖ purist hit hardist. W mst priper fr ɖ wrst n d evrʈñ t avôd it. Hir z a ʈri-pônt cōl t ax́n – best on sayns, soḷdaṛti n smart poḷsiz – fr dwñ jst ɖt.

Frst, s’pres trnzmiśn v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs

Ɖs rqîrz agresiv n rli tstñ n contact tresñ, cómpḷmntd bî qoṛntīnz, trītmnt n meźrz t cīp frst rspondrz sef, cmbînd wɖ meźrz t rstrict muvmnt n contact. Sć steps, dspt ɖ dsrupśnz ɖe cōz, mst b sstend untl ʈeṛpiz n a vaxīn imrj.

Crūṣ́li, ɖs r’bust n coopṛtiv ef̣t śd b gîdd bî ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn, a membr v ɖ Ynîtd Neśnz faṃli; cuntriz actñ on ɖer ǒn – az ɖe mst fr ɖer ppl – wl nt gt ɖ job dn fr ol.

Secnd, tacl ɖ devstetñ sośl n ic̣nomic dmnśnz v ɖ crîsis

Ɖ vîṛs z spredñ lîc wîldfîr, n z lîcli t muv swiftli intu ɖ globl sǎʈ, ẃr hlʈsistmz fes cnstrents, ppl r mor vulnṛbl, n miłnz liv in dnsli popyletd slumz or crǎdd setlmnts fr refyjīz n intrṇli dsplest prsnz. Fyld bî sć cndiśnz, ɖ vîṛs cd devstet ɖ dveḷpñ wrld n ɖen riimrj ẃr it wz prīvịsli s’prest. In ǎr inṭcnctd wrld, w r onli az stroñ az ɖ wìcist hlʈsistmz.

Clirli, w mst fît ɖ vîṛs fr ol v hymaṇti, wɖ a foc̣s on ppl, ispeṣ́li ɖ most afctd: wimin, oldr ppl, yʈ, lo-wej wrcrz, smōl n mīdịm enṭprîzz, ɖ informl sectr n vulnṛbl grūps.

Ɖ Ynîtd Neśnz hz jst iśùd rports dokmntñ hǎ ɖ vîṛl cntejn hz bcm an ic̣nomic cntejn, n setñ ǎt ɖ fînansñ nīdd t adres ɖ śocs. Ɖ Inṭnaśnl Munitri Fund hz dclerd ɖt w hv entrd a rseśn az bad az or wrs ɖn in 2009.

W nīd a comprihnsiv multilatṛl rspons amǎntñ t a dubl-dijit psntij v globl gros dmestic product.

Dveḷpt cuntriz cn d it bî ɖmslvz, n sm r indd dwñ it. Bt w mst masivli incris ɖ rzorsz aveḷbl t ɖ dveḷpñ wrld bî xpandñ ɖ cpaṣti v ɖ IMF, nemli ʈru ɖ iśụns v speśl drw̃rîts, n v ɖ uɖr inṭnaśnl fnanśl insttyśnz so ɖt ɖe cn rapidli injct rzorsz intu ɖ cuntriz ɖt nīd ɖm. I nǒ ɖs z dificlt az neśnz fînd ɖmslvz incrisñ dmestic spendñ bî record amǎnts. Bt ɖt spendñ wl b in ven f w d’nt cntrol ɖ vîṛs.

Coorḍnetd swops amñ sntṛl bancs cn olso brñ liqidti t imrjñ icoṇmiz. Dét’līvieśn mst olso b a prîoṛti – includñ imīɉt weivrz on inṭrestpemnts fr 2020.

Ʈrd, rcuvr betr

W simpli canot rtrn t ẃr w wr bfr Covid-19 struc, wɖ ssaytiz uņessṛli vulnṛbl t crîsis. Ɖ pandemic hz rmîndd s, in ɖ starcist we poṣbl, v ɖ prîs w pe fr wìcṇsz in hlʈsistmz, sośl pṛtx́nz n public srṿsz. It hz unḍscord n xasbetd iniqoḷtiz, abv ol jndr ineqti, leyñ bér ɖ we in ẃć ɖ forml icoṇmi hz bn sstend on ɖ bac v inviẓbl n unpeid cerlebr. It hz hîlîtd ongwñ hymn-rîts ćaḷnjz, includñ stigma n vayḷns agnst wimin.

Nǎ z ɖ tîm t rīdubl ǎr ef̣ts t bild mor inclūsiv n ssteṇbl icoṇmiz n ssaytiz ɖt r mor rziłnt in ɖ fes v pandemics, clîṃtćenj n uɖr globl ćaḷnjz. Ɖ rcuṿri mst līd t a difṛnt icoṇmi. Ǎr rodmap rmenz ɖ 2030 ajnda n ssteṇbl dveḷpmntgolz.

Ɖ Ynîtd Neśnz sistm z fŭli moḅlîzd: s’portñ cuntri-rsponsz, plesñ ǎr s’plîćenz at ɖ wrld’z dspozl, n advcetñ fr a globl sīsfîr.

Endñ ɖ pandemic evrẃr z bʈ a moṛl impeṛtiv n a matr v inlîtnd slf-inṭrest. At ɖs unyźl momnt, w canot rzort t ɖ yźl tūlz. Xtrordnri tîmz dmand xtrordnri meźrz. W fes a c’losl tst ẃć dmandz dsîsiv, coorḍnetd n iṇvtiv ax́n fṛm ol, fr ol.

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In Ñspel: Making a song and dance: the simple things keeping people going

Rick Astley has said he will put on a free concert in Manchester for NHS and emergency workers. Photograph: Dave Simpson/WireImage
Ric Astli hz sd h wl pt on a fri conṣt in Manćestr fr NHS n imrjnsiwrcrz. Foṭgraf: Dev Simpsn/WîrImij
Mcñ a soñ n dans: ɖ simpl ʈñz cīpñ ppl gwñ

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 1 April 2020)

A dêli strītbop, a sññ Fes-bc grūp n a fri Ric Astli gig – hǎ ppl r steyñ ćirfl in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis

Jesica Muri

Wenzde, 1 Epril 2020

Az ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis cntinyz, ppl p n dǎn ɖ cuntri – fṛm locl cḿṇtiz t 80z popstarz n īvn lux̣́rihotelz – r dwñ ɖer bit t hlp ɖoz in nīd n injct sm mć-nīdd jô intu lîf.

Dansñ in ɖ strīt

Janet Woodcock leads her neighbours in Frodsham during a socially distanced dance they are doing every day in lockdown. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA
Janit Wŭdcoc līdz hr nebrz in Frodśm jrñ a soṣ́li distnst dans ɖe r dwñ evri de in locdǎn. Foṭgraf: Pītr Pǎl/EPA

Rezidnts on a strīt in Ćeśr r dwñ smʈñ a litl bit difṛnt fr ɖer dêli x’sîz in locdǎn – a soṣ́li distnst coḿnl danșeśn.

Fitnis instructr Janit Wŭdcoc, 54, cem p wɖ ɖ îdīa aftr wn v hr nebrz sd ś wz misñ hr x’sîzclas. Fr et dez nǎ ɖ rezidnts v Sprñbōrn in Frodśm hv stept ǎt v ɖer fruntdorz at 11am, cīpñ a sef distns fṛm wn anɖr, t d 10 minits v x’sîz léd bî Wŭdcoc.

“It’s riyli simpl stuf, bt it’s abt ppl muvñ, siyñ wn anɖr n jst hvñ fun riyli,” ś sd.

“Wn wmn tld m it’s ɖ hîlît v hr de. Sm ppl r wrcñ fṛm hom, bt a lot v rtîrd ppl jst tnd t b rīdñ n woćñ ɖ nyz ol de, n it cn gt riyli dpresñ. So it’s jst nîs t gt ppl ǎt in ɖ freś er.”

Ć seśn starts wɖ ɖ Nebrz ʈīmtyn, foloud bî uɖr speṣ́li ćozn soñz lîc Dansñ in ɖ Strīt, Ǎr Hǎs bî Madnis n Tom Jǒnz’z It’s Nt Unyźl – a strītfeṿrit.

“Ɖ we it’s bròt s ol tgɖr z jst fabyḷs,” sd Wŭdcoc. “It fīlz riyli hartwormñ t si hǎ it’s hlpt ppl nǎ, bt hopf̣li w w’nt fget ɖs.

“W’v ol promist a big strītparti ẃn it’s ovr n I ʈnc evrbdi wl fīl lîc ɖe nǒ ć uɖr a bit betr.”

Woodcock, a freelance fitness instructor, leads the street-wide dance sessions at 11am each day. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA
Wŭdcoc, a frīlans fitnis-instructr, līdz ɖ strīt-wîd danșeśnz at 11am ć de. Foṭgraf: Pītr Pǎl/YPA

Sññ at six

Hundṛdz v ppl acrs ɖ cuntri hv jônd a sññmuvmnt set p bî an NHS intnsiv-cer nrs t būst mral.

Roxi Jacsn set p Sñ at Six last wīc t incurij hr nebrz t sñ sm upliftñ tynz aftr ɖ 5pm nyz. “Evrbdi sits dǎn at fîv t woć ɖt updet, n ɖ mūd gts a litl bit upset n ppl gt strest ǎt, n I ʈt, ‘I d’nt wont t snd ɖ cidz t bed in ɖt cînd v atṃsfir, I wont t d smʈñ hapi’.” In jst a fy dez ɖ Fes-bc grūp hz scîrocitd t nirli 10,000 membrz, wɖ ppl jônñ in bî sññ tgɖr in ɖer gardnz, bî vidiocōl, or postñ vidioz, wɖ sm īvn dresñ p.

Ć de Jacsn sets a ʈīm n alǎz grūpmembrz t vot fr ɖer feṿrit tyn. Man! I Fīl Lîc a Wmn wz ćozn fr ɖ 90z nît n Let It Go fr ɖ Dizni ʈīm. Smẃr Ovr ɖ Renbo wz ɖ ćôs fr a nît dedcetd t ɖ eldrli, wɖ a locl cerhom postñ a vidio v its rezidnts jônñ in.

Jacsn sd ś hd bn oṿẃlmd bî ɖ numbrz v ppl gtñ involvd, ptiklrli hr mum, hu donz ilabṛt fansi dres n lîcs t woć ɖ vidioz jrñ hr brecs at wrc. “Ɖ mūd in ɖ hospitl hz bn hoṛbl fr wīcs on end n nǎ it z scẹri, so ẃn y cm hom, y nīd smʈñ nîs t lc fwd t,” ś sd.

“I ʈnc ḿzic z a big ʈñ n it’s wn v ɖoz ʈñz ɖt ppl rmembr. F ɖ cidz cn rmembr enʈñ fṛm ɖs tîm, let’s trî n mc it smʈñ hapi.”

Mnẃl, a vidio v an eldrli cupl sññ fṛm ɖer sofa jrñ locdǎn hz gn vîṛl on Fes-bc.

Rex Teilr, 86, postd ɖ vidio v him sññ ɖ wortîm soñ W’l Mīt Agn wɖ hiz wîf S’līna, 83, hu hz Altsîmr’z. “Ẃn w r on locdǎn, ɖr z onli wn ʈñ t d,” sd Rex, hu hz bcm ɖ sol cerr fr hiz wîf ẃl ɖe r îṣletñ.

Rolñ wɖ Ric

Ric Astli hz anǎnst ɖt h wl b pleyñ a fri conṣt fr NHS n imrjnsi wrcrz at Manćestr Arīna in Octobr.

Ɖ sñr, huz soñ Nvr Gna Gv Yu Up wz a wrldwîd numbr wn hit in 1987, rvild ɖ plan on sośl mīdia. In a vidiomesij h sd: “It’s fri t y gaiz bcz I jst wont t se a masiv ʈanc y n I d’nt nǒ hǎ els t d it. Y’r dwñ an amezñ job, ɖ hol cuntri ʈancs y.

“I’m gwñ t wrc mî but of t gv y a gret nît.”

Fruntlîn NHS staf, prîṃri-cer wrcrz, paṛmedics, fîrfîtrz n p’līs r ol eliɉbl t aplî fr fri ticits, ẃć r aveḷbl fṛm 7pm on 2 Epril. Atendīz mst priznt a valid ID on ɖ nît.

Mīlz on ẃīlz

Archway Travel in Fleetwood has turned a school bus into a pop-up shop for NHS workers outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Photograph: Sam Archer/Archway Travel
Arćwe Travl in Flītwŭd hz trnd a scūlbus intu a pop-up śop fr NHS wrcrz ǎtsd Blacpūl Victoria Hospitl. Foṭgraf: Sam Arćr/Arćwe Travl

Arćwe Travl hz crietd ɖ Hiroz Hampr t sel isnśl fūd s’plîz ǎtsd Blacpūl Victoria Hospitl, ẃr ɖ staf fes loñ cȳz n emti ślvz ẃn trayñ t bai fūd ǎtsd wrc.

Ɖ śop hz bn gwñ fr nirli a wīc n selz hamprz stoct wɖ isnślz includñ loc̣li sorst freś frūt n vej, freś bred, milc n egz, n tôḷtrolz.

“It z a bit dmoṛlîzñ ɖt w nīd t d ɖs ẃn ɖr r so mni sūṗmarcits ǎt ɖr,” sd Sam Arćr, hu hlps run ɖ faṃlibiznis. “Ẃn [NHS staf] hv bn gwñ, ɖr’z nʈñ left, n ɖe jst wont besic stuf.”

Anɖr cumṗni ɖt hz trnsformd itslf t beṇfit NHS wrcrz z ɖ fîv-star Mêfer hotel Claṛj’z, ẃć hz opnd its dorz t ɖ duznz v medicl staf unebl t liv at hom jrñ ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis.

P t 40 doctrz, nrsz n uɖr ci staf wl muv intu ɖ lux̣́ri hotel fṛm Frîde, steyñ in rūmz ɖt tipicli start at £650 a nît.

Padi MCiḷn, coǒnr v ɖ Mêbōrn Grūp, ẃć runz ɖ 208-yir-old hotel, sd: “Jst az it hz in ɖ past wrldwors, Claṛj’z hz a dyti t step p n s’port ɖ ppl v Lundn. Tīmz fṛm ol ǎr hotelz hv voḷntird t hlp n s’port ɖ dedcetd NHS wrcrz at ɖs criticl tîm. W r fr evr in ɖer dét.”

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In Ñspel: The scale of the coronavirus crisis exposes how pointless the Brexit cause is

‘The downsides of EU membership were too banal to justify the bellicose frenzy against it. ‘ Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/AP
‘Ɖ dǎnsîdz v YY membrśp wr tù bnal t jusṭfî ɖ beḷcos frenzi agnst it.’ Foṭgraf: Alberto Petzali/AP
Ɖ scel v ɖ c’roṇvîṛs-crîsis xpozz hǎ pôntlis ɖ Brexit cōz z

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 1 April 2020)

Brex̣tirz’ wor on imajinri ʈrets nǎ lcs p’rocịl n slf-induljnt – hisṭri me juj ɖm harśli

Rafel Bér

Wnzde, 1 Epril 2020

Ɖs mt nt fīl lîc ɖ momnt t g on abt Brexit, bt Brexit gz on ẃɖr w r fīlñ it or nt. Ẃn ppl r wurid abt svîvñ Epril, Dsmbr’z dedlîn fr YY tredtōcs sīmz a loñ we of. Covid-19 me hv iclipst oldr probḷmz, bt ɖe wl nt solv ɖmslvz in its śado.

Ɖ dziz hz hōltd ngośieśnz n infctd ɖ līd-ngośietrz. Ol Ẃîthōl cpaṣti z biyñ spent on ɖ imīɉt crîsis. Boris Jonsn hz no tîm fr Brexit. F h dd, h mt wont t practis sm sośl distnsñ fṛm ɖ îdīa.

S’poz fr a momnt ɖt Britn hd nt olrdi cmitd t qitñ ɖ sngl marcit. Ɖen imajin ɖ guvnmnt ćuzñ ɖ pīc v a pandemic t plan ny obstrux́nz fr gdz flowñ btwn ɖ YC n Yṛp. Picćr Riśi Sŭnac, wunderkind ćanslr, xplenñ ẃ s’plîćenz mst b dsruptd n frix́n add at Ćanl ports. Pondr ministrz selñ ɖ îdīa v a custmzbordr btwn mênḷnd Britn n Norɖn Îrḷnd – sand in ɖ ẃīlz v rcuṿri, plus sōlt in ɖ wūndz v hisṭri. Pićt ɖt we, az a postvîṛl conṿlesnștraṭji, ɖ YC’z Brexit tṛjectri z absrd. Jonsn’z bst-ces s’nario – a “Caṇda-stîl” dīl – proṃsz onli śoc t a dbiḷtetd sistm.Īvn bfr c’roṇvîṛs, ɖ Dsmbr dedlîn lct fansifl. Trnziśnl arenjmnts cn b xtndd f a rqst z md in Bruslz bî ɖ end v Jūn bt Dǎnñ Strīt dnîz ʈncñ v sć a ʈñ. Ɖ ofiśl lîn stresz ɖt ɖ cuṛnt tîmtebl z inśrînd in lw, az f t implî ɖt it canot b ćenjd.

It cn, bt onli wɖ parḷmnt’s pmiśn, n ɖ prîm ministr z in no huri t asc hiz MPz. Sivl srvnts n sm sīńr Tōriz ʈnc h hz no ćôs, bt ɖe si lojic in līvñ it t ɖ last minit. Ɖ crîsis wl gt wrs bfr it īzz, n ɖ frɖr Jonsn marćz hiz parti dǎn ɖs gruwlñ rod, ɖ mor v its unwīldi îdịlojicl bagij gts dscardd. A fy mor wīcs v locdǎn n Brexit hardlînrz mt b pswedd t rubrstamp a secnd yir v trnziśn, gvn ɖt ɖ frst wn wl b lost t sicnis.

Covid-19 hz olrdi ravijd cnsrvtiv orʈ̇doxi, pṛvocñ ic̣nomic inṭvnśn on a scel unimajind bî eni ćanslr in rīsnt hisṭri. Fiscl diṣplin z gn, ẃl ɖ ny stetbosinis abt prîṿt bhevyr mcs libterịn Tōriz sqrm. Yroscepṭsizm hz nt yt bn compṛmîzd in ɖ sem we, bt ɖt dz’nt mīn it z iḿn.

Ɖr r rli simtmz v dscumf̣t in ɖ guvnmnt’s cnfyzd rspons t a jônt Yṛpiyn tndr fr imrjnsi medicl iqipmnt. Nu. 10 sd it hd nt tecn part bcz v Brexit, ɖen ćenjd its stori. Ɖe clem an īmeil-invteśn hd bn míst. Bt ofiślz hd noun v ɖ scīm fr munʈs. Bî sm combneśn v aṛgns n incompitns ɖ guvnmnt xcludd itslf fṛm wn pìs v Yṛpiyn cooṗreśn ɖt nwn cd rīzṇbli dnǎns az a compṛmîz on sovṛnti.

Ɖt mstec dz’nt yt cari a p’liticl penlti. Dītelz v ẃt ɖ YY acć̣li dz hz nvr mć xîtd public opińn, xpt ẃn it cn b caric̣ćrd az an afrunt t culćṛl ōtoṇmi. Bt ɖ rj t cut evri fîbr v evri ʈred ɖt bîndz ɖ YC t Yṛp z olso a mnoṛti-cmpulśn. Jonsn’z ilectṛl mandet wz t gt Brexit dn, mnli so ɖt sweti Yṛpiyn dbets mt b reḷgetd bac t ɖer prīref̣rendm pziśn on ɖ p’liticl frinjz. F ɖ prîm ministr nǎ dsîdd ɖt ɖ smōl print nīdd amndmnt I dǎt ɖr wd b upror. F ɖr z wn prsn in Britn ceṗbl v srvñ hard Brex̣tirz smʈñ softr ẃl clemñ ɖ test z ɖ sem, Jonsn z ɖt man.

In ɖ longr trm, ivnts hv a we v pruvñ evrwn rît in ɖer ǒn imaɉneśn. Pro-Yṛpiynz wl si ɖ pandemic az conf̣meśn ɖt modn ʈrets nǒ no bordrz, n ɖt cooṗreśn on a conṭnntl scel z ɖ inevitbl s’lūśn. Yṛsceptics wl pônt t ɖ prîṃsi v naśnl rsponsz in evri cuntri t argy ɖt ɖ plot fr a fedṛl sūṗstet gz agnst nećr’z gren. Ć sîd wl fînd evidns t s’port ɖer vy. Ɖ crîsis ofrz xamplz v cros-bordr soḷdaṛti n naśṇlist slf-îṣleśn.

It hz demnstretd ɖ lojic v conṭnntl cooṗreśn n probd conṭnntl fōltlînz. Ɖr z rnyd tnśn wɖn ɖ yṛzon bcz Jrmn n Duć taxpeyrz d’nt lîc unḍraitñ Itałn déts. Ɖr z dsme at Victr Orban yzñ ɖ clǒc v imrjnsipǎrz t suf̣cet ẃt deṃcratic spirit z left in Hunġri. Ɖ vîṛs wl olso b a śerd trōma ɖt mt, az in ɖ past, culṭvet ɖ sns v comn desṭni ɖt unḍpinz c’labṛtiv Yṛpiyn poḷtics.

YY strucćrz wl ivolv ʈru Covid-19, az wl ɖ caṛctr v ɖ Yṛpiyn project. Britn wl hv t dfîn its rleśnśps in ɖs ny contxt, olɖo plenti v ppl in Wsminstr wd rɖr rzym ɖ old dbet or pritnd ɖr z no dbet t b hd – ɖt campenreṭric fṛm 2019 ansrz qsćnz unasct bfr 2020.

Ɖ ʈñ cōld “Yṛp” ɖt hz doṃnetd Britiś poḷtics in rīsnt yirz z a crīćr v ɖ Yṛsceptic imaɉneśn, wɖ onli cartūn-rzmbḷns t ɖ riyl YY, aṇmetd bî xaɉreśn v pǎrz hld in Bruslz n paṛnoia abt ɖ we ɖe r wīldd.

Nǎ ɖt ɖ neśn fesz a trūli frîṭnñ menis it śd b obvịs ɖt YY membrśp nvr b’loñd in ɖt caṭgri. Ɖ dǎnsîdz wr tù bnal t jusṭfî ɖ beḷcos frenzi agnst it. Ɖ rīznz ppl gev fr seṗreśn hv nt gn awe, bt it gts hardr t mold ɖt cōz az ɖ stuf v naśnl glori. Iscepñ conṭnntl reğleśnz fr prosest fiś z nt in ɖ sem bracit az Aźincor n Duncrc.

Yṛsceptics wl clem vindceśn f c’roṇvîṛs plunjz ɖ YY intu an xistnśl crîsis, bt hisṭri mt olso juj ɖm harśli. Ɖe wejd a jeṇreśn-loñ batl agnst imajinri ʈrets, clemñ vicṭri on ɖ īv v mītñ a riyl wn. C’roṇvîṛs hz nt jst bumt Brexit dǎn ɖ p’liticl ajnda, it mcs ɖ hol project lc p’rocịl n slf-induljnt. Britn’z YY membrśp xpîrd on 31 Jańri, bt ɖ doctrin ɖt cast Yṛp az a naśnl aflix́n śd b berid alñsd it.

Rafel Bér z a Gardịn coḷmnist

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Pśñ ɖ bot ǎt ... Devid Gefn’z $590m sūṗyot, Rîzñsún. Foṭgraf: Ax́n Pres/Rex/Śuṭstoc
Pśñ ɖ bot ǎt … Devid Gefn’z $590m sūṗyot, Rîzñsún. Foṭgraf: Ax́n Pres/Rex/Śuṭstoc
Ɖ c’roṇvîṛs-crîsis hz xpozd ɖ ugli truʈ abt s’lebṛticulćr n capiṭlizm

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 31 March 2020)

Ɖ rić n feṃs r despṛt t pruv w r ol in ɖs tgɖr – in fact, ɖ ǎtbrec hz hîlîtd jst hǎ fōls ɖt z

Arwa Mādawi

Tyzde, 31 Marć 2020

Wd y sper a ʈt fr ol ɖ pur, suf̣rñ s’lebṛtiz ǎt ɖr? Ẃl ɖs z a dificlt tîm fr evrwn, it hz bn ptiklrli tuf on ɖ feṃs. Ɖe hv bn upstejd bî a vîṛs. Nwn cerz ẃt ɖe r wẹrñ or hu ɖe r snogñ eni mor; ɖ wrld’z atnśn hz bn dvrtd bî a hedlîn-hogñ pandemic. It sīmz az f sm s’lebṛtiz r startñ t grapl wɖ ɖ rịlîześn ɖt ɖe r nt qt az importnt or b’luvid az ɖe ʈt ɖe wr.

Gal Gdót wz ɖ frst victim v ɖ gret s’lebṛti-baclaś v 2020. “W’r ol in ɖs tgɖr,” ɖ Wundr Wmn star aśurd s in a vidio on Insṭgram a cupl v wīcs ago, bfr lōnćñ intu a star-studd rendiśn v Jon Lenn’z Imajin. Cn y imajin hǎ litl slf’wernis y mst hv t inlist a bunć v multimiłnerz t sñ abt a wrld wɖ “no pześnz” ẃl hyj numbrz v ppl r luzñ ɖer jobz? Ɖ ton-def pformns wz swiftli savijd.

Wn wd hv ʈt ɖ gliṭrāti mt hv lrnt fṛm ɖ sceɖñ riax́n t Gdót’s sñ’loñ. Bt no, ɖ vepid meṣjz v hop fṛm selebz cīp cmñ – az d ɖ dsgustd rsponsz fṛm ɖ public. Mdona, fr rīznz onli ś nz, dsîdd t prīć t s fṛm a baʈtub fl v rôzpetlz. Covid-19 “dz’nt cer abt hǎ rić y r” ś informd s. “It’s ɖ gret īqlîzr.” It srtnli bròt ppl tgɖr in dsden fr hr ǎt-v-tuć antics.

Ɖen ɖr z ɖ biłner Devid Gefn, hu dlitd Insṭgram aftr ɖ insnst riax́n t him postñ picćrz v hiz $590m (£480m) sūṗyot, on ẃć h z slf-îṣletñ, wɖ ɖ capśn “hop evrwn z steyñ sef”. Fẹrñ slîtli betr on ɖ sośl-mīdia frunt z Ivanca Trump, hu hz nt yt s’qestrd hrslf on a sūṗyot. Instd ś z slflisli edycetñ ɖ gret unwośt bî postñ a vidio v hr cidz clīnñ ɖer handz wɖ $39 Īṣp sop. A riyl wmn v ɖ ppl.

Nǎ it sīmz ɖt Faṛl Wiłmz hz bcm ɖ lêtist s’lebṛti hu z stuc insd bt c’nt rīd ɖ rūm. Last wīc, ɖ ḿziśn cōld on hiz Twitr folowrz t dnet t hospitlz. A repriznttiv rplî: “Y’r wrʈ ovr $150 miłn, dnet yr ǒn muni.” Wiłmz lêtr claṛfaid ɖt h hd olrdi dnetd; nvɖles, it fīlz az f an ōfl lot v s’lebṛtiz r mor cīn on s’liṣtñ muni fṛm ɖ plebz ɖn rīćñ intu ɖer ǒn prsz. Ɖ śef n TV star Bobi Fle, fr xampl, hu z sd t b wrʈ abt $30 miłn, set p a GoFundMi campen t hlp him pe hiz resṭront-implôīz. Ɖt z capiṭlizm fr y: ivnć̣li y hv t rlî on uɖr ppl’z muni.

S’lebṛtiz biyñ clūlis z nʈñ ny, bt it fīlz az f ɖr hz nvr bn sć angr levld at ɖ jetset. Far fṛm biyñ a “gret īqlîzr”, c’roṇvîṛs hz md iniqoḷti imposbl t ignor. Ɖt z nt jst wlʈ-iniqoḷti, bt iniqoḷti v axes t hlʈcer. A ny feṃs prsn sīmz t tst poẓtiv fr c’roṇvîṛs evri de ẃl xibtñ mîld simtmz at bst. Mnẃl, ǎr frendz n faṃli cn b cofñ p ɖer luñz n stl nt gt axes t a tst or a hospitlbed.

S’lebṛticulćr n capiṭlizm r inxtricbli intwînd. Bʈ eḷvet ɖ indivijl ovr ɖ c’lectiv gd. Ɖe rlî on ɖ lai v “meṛtocṛsi”: wrc hard n y cn aćiv ẃtvr y wont. Bt it hz bcm uncumftbli clir hǎ litl w valy ǎr hardist wrcrz – ɖ hlʈcer-pṛfeśnlz, sūṗmarcitstaf, busdrîvrz n dlivridrîvrz hu r cīpñ ɖ wrld runñ ẃl ɖ rić run t ɖer secnd homz. N it hz nvr bn so clir hǎ litl ɖ ppl hu rn ɖ most cntribyt t ssayti. “W’r ol in ɖs tgɖr,” ɖ rić n feṃs cīp telñ s. Sori, bt it z obvịs ɖt w r nt.

Arwa Mahdawi

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Ɖ ny NHS Nîtñgel hospitl in Lundn wl hv cpaṣti fr 4,000 c’roṇvîṛs peśnts. Foṭgraf: Aṇdolu Ejnsi via Geti Iṃjz
Ɖ ny NHS Nîtñgel hospitl in Lundn wl hv cpaṣti fr 4,000 c’roṇvîṛs peśnts. Foṭgraf: Aṇdolu Ejnsi via Geti Iṃjz
Ɖ Obzrvr vy on guvnmntfełr in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs crîsis

(Transcription of an article published in the Observer on 29 March 2020)

A pandemic wz olwz gwñ t pt ɖ hlʈsistm undr stren, bt Britn wz wǒf̣li unredi

Súnde, 29 Marć 2020

Last wīc bròt ɖ trajic nyz v ɖ frst medicl pṛfeśnlz t fōl victim t Britn’z c’roṇvîṛs eṗdemic. Dr. Hbīb Zaīdi wz a cḿṇti JP in Esix hu daid fṛm sspctd Covid-19 simtmz last Wenzde. Dr. Adil El Tîar wz a Lundn-best orgntransplant srjn hu b’livd h cntractd ɖ ilnis ẃl wrcñ in hospitlz in ɖ Wst Midḷndz. Ɖr wl vri lîcli b mor doctrz, nrsz n s’portstaf hu olso lūz ɖer lîvz az a rzult v ɖer criticl wrc in trītñ peśnts wɖ ɖ vîṛs. It z an apōlñ rmîndr ɖt, evri de, NHS n sośl-cer staf r ptñ ɖer ǒn livz at risc in ordr t sev ɖ lîvz v uɖrz.

In rīsnt dez, ɖ ef̣t t ramp p ɖ NHS’z criticl-cer cpaṣti hz bn increḍbl. Wrc z wel undr we t bild a ny hospitl at Lundn’z Xel sntr: fṛm nxt wīc, NHS Nîtñgel wl pṛvîd 500 bedz, wɖ spes t xpand t 4,000; an increḍbl 27-fold incris in ɖ capitl’z criticl-cer bedz. Similr hospitl xpanśnprogramz r gtñ undr we in Brmñm n Manćestr.

It wl, hvr, tec an imns hymn ef̣t fṛm doctrz, nrsz n s’portstaf t cīp ɖ NHS on its fīt. Medicl pṛfeśnlz wl b draftd in fṛm arnd ɖ cuntri t staf ɖz xtra bedz; mni wl liv on sait n wrc fizicli n imośṇli xōstñ śifts in bérli tolṛbl cndiśnz. P n dǎn ɖ cuntri, doctrz n nrsz hv sd gdbî t ɖer nirist n dirist, muvñ ǎt v ɖer faṃlihomz, or r sndñ ćildṛn t liv wɖ reḷtivz, ptnṣ́li fr munʈs, in ordr t avôd ptñ ɖm at risc. It z utrli ō-inspîrñ, n w s’lūt ɖer dedceśn t srvis. It wl nt b fgotn.

Bt ɖ dedceśn v medicl pṛfeśnlz contrasts śarpli wɖ ɖ lac v guvnmntpriperidnis – fr xampl in pṛkrñ xtra stocs v vnṭletrz, prsnl pṛtctiv iqipmnt (PPI) n vîṛs-tstñ cits. It śd hv bn clir fṛm ɖ evidns cmñ ǎt v Ćîna fṛm Febrri onẉdz ɖt ɖ riscs v a globl pandemic, rqîrñ sgnificnt adiśnl medicl rzorsz, wr vri hî indd.

A hlʈsistm drivn t ɖ abṣlut limits v its cpaṣti wl inevitbli b les rziłnt

Yt it wz onli tū wīcs ago ɖt ɖ hlʈministr, Mát Hancoc, iśùd a public cōl fr cumṗniz t contact ɖ guvnmnt n asist in vnṭletrpṛdux́n. Sins ɖen, xtrimli wuriyñ dītelz hv imrjd ɖt sjst ɖr wz a lac v pṛkrmntcompitns wɖn ɖ guvnmnt. Britn hz nt tecn part in a YY jônt-pṛkrmnt scīm fr vnṭletrz, ẃć cd hv yzd ɖ blóc’s c’lectiv prć̣sñpǎr t incris ɖ stoc v vnṭletrz ɖt ɖ NHS hz axes t.

At frst, guvnmntsorsz clemd ɖ YC dsîdd nt t ptiṣpet bcz w r no longr a membr v ɖ YY, n ɖt ɖ YC wz “mcñ its ǒn ef̣ts” t sors xtra vnṭletrz. Ɖen w wr tld ɖt ɖ guvnmnt hd axdnṭli míst ɖ dedlîn; ɖs wz pt dǎn t “an iniśl cḿṇceśnprobḷm”. Bt Bruslz pubḷcli anǎnst planz fr a jônt pṛkrmntproses – wîdli rportd in ɖ pres – wīcs ago, n it hz md clir ɖt YC repriznttivz wr preznt at mītñz ẃr jônt pṛkrmnt wz dscust.

Ɖs oṿsît dz nʈñ t ale firz ɖt ɖ guvnmnt me hv pást p on ɖ oṗtyṇti t tec part in a YY iniṣ́tiv t pṛkr lîf-sevñ iqipmnt fr îdịlojicl rīznz. Morovr, xistñ vnṭletrmańfacćrrz in ɖ YC se ɖt, dspt cntactñ ɖ guvnmnt wɖ ofrz t ramp p ɖer pṛdux́n, ɖe hv hd litl rspons. Wn cumṗni, D’rect Axes, cntactd ɖ Dpartmnt fr Biznis aftr sorsñ 5,000 vnṭletrz bt hŕd nʈñ bac, n aftr a fy dez ɖ s’plîz wr d’rectd elsẃr. Anɖr s’playr, MEC Medicl, olso sd ɖ guvnmnt feld t rspond t its ofrz t xpand vnṭletrpṛdux́n.

Ɖr r olso iśuz ovr ɖ aveḷbiḷti v PPI. Last wīc it imrjd ɖt in 2016 ɖ Dpartmnt v Hlʈ rjctd xprt’dvîs t incris PPI stocpîlz agnst ɖ risc v an influenẓpandemic on ɖ grǎndz v cost. Ɖs dsiźn hz hd consiqnsz: medicl pṛfeśnlz cntiny t rport ɖt ɖr r stl śorṭjz v iqipmnt at ɖ fruntlîn. Sm NHS trusts hv bn ascñ scūlz t dnet saynsgoglz; n sm doctrz rport ɖt ɖe hv sorst n peid fr ɖer ǒn pṛtctiv mascs. Staf rmen cnsrnd ɖt ɖ rīzn ɖt ɖ YC advîs on pṛtctiv iqipmnt dvrjz fṛm ɖt v ɖ Wrld Hlʈ-Orġnîześn in sm instnsz z t prizrv liṃtd s’plîz, rɖr ɖn set ǎt bst practis.

Ɖs z ɖ sîn v a hlʈsistm ɖt hz bn pt undr xtrim preśr bî inadiqt levlz v fundñ sins 2010. A pandemic v ɖs sort wd olwz ples intolṛbl stren on ɖ NHS. Bt its impact wl b wrs az a rzult v a deced v unḍfundñ ɖt hz left hospitl bed-okpnsi rets reğlrli xidñ sef levlz; ilectiv oṗreśnz cansld dy t cpaṣti-iśuz; criticl-cer cpaṣti at lowr levlz ɖn most Yṛpiyn cuntriz; n a stafñcrîsis ɖt hz dplitd ɖ mral v fruntlîn staf.

A hlʈsistm drivn t ɖ abṣlut limits v its cpaṣti wl inevitbli b les rziłnt t ɖs sort v xtrordnri crîsis ɖn wn ɖt hz a litl briɖñrūm. Ɖr wl b uņesṣri n avôḍbl deʈs az a rzult. Tde, w śd aplōd ɖ xtrordnri ef̣ts biyñ md bî mni acrs guvnmnt t redi ɖ NHS fr ɖ sūnāmi ɖt z abt t hit it. Bt ɖ tîm wl cm t hold acǎntbl ɖoz poḷtiśnz hu wr so cīn t wīld uņesṣri bujitcuts az a baj v ɖer Cnsrvtiv cṛdnślz, ẃl peyñ litl hīd t ɖ consiqnsz v ɖer ax́nz.

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In Ñspel: Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 131

Sonit 131: Ɖǎ art az tiṛṇs, so az ɖǎ art

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖǎ art az tiṛṇs, so az ɖǎ art,
Az ɖoz huz bytiz prǎdli mc ɖm cruwl;
Fr wel ɖǎ nǒist t mî dir dǒtñ hart
Ɖǎ art ɖ fẹrist n most preśs juwl.
Yt, in gd feʈ, sm se ɖt ɖi bhold,
Ɖî fes hʈ nt ɖ pǎr t mc luv gron;
T se ɖe ŕ I der nt b so bold,
Olɖo I swer it t mslf alon.
N t b śr ɖt z nt fōls I swer,
A ʈǎznd gronz, bt ʈncñ on ɖî fes,
Wn on anɖr’z nec, d witnis ber
Ɖî blac z fẹrist in mî jujmnt’s ples.
In nʈñ art ɖǎ blac sev in ɖî dīdz,
N ɖns ɖs slandr, az I ʈnc, pṛsīdz.

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In Ñspel: How oft when thou, my music, music play’st – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 128

Sonit 128: Hǎ oft ẃn ɖǎ, mî ḿzic, ḿzic plêist

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Hǎ oft ẃn ɖǎ, mî ḿzic, ḿzic plêist,
Upn ɖt blesid wŭd huz mośn sǎndz
Wɖ ɖî swīt fngrz ẃn ɖǎ jntli swêist
Ɖ wîri concord ɖt mîn ir cnfǎndz,
D I envi ɖoz jacs ɖt nimbl līp,
T cis ɖ tndr inwd v ɖî hand,
Ẃlst mî pur lips ẃć śd ɖt harvist rīp,
At ɖ wŭd’z boldnis bî ɖi bluśñ stand!
T b so ticld, ɖe wd ćenj ɖer stet
N sićueśn wɖ ɖoz dansñ ćips,
’r hūm ɖî fngrz wōc wɖ jntl geit,
Mcñ ded wŭd mor blest ɖn livñ lips.
Sins sōsi jacs so hapi r in ɖs,
Gv ɖm ɖî fngrz, m ɖî lips t cis.

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In Ñspel: Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 68

Sonit 68: Ɖus z hiz ćīc ɖ map v dez ǎtwòrn

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ɖus z hiz ćīc ɖ map v dez ǎtwòrn,
Ẃn byti livd n daid az flǎrz d nǎ,
Bfr ɖz basṭd sînz v fer wr born,
Or drst inhabit on a livñ brǎ;
Bfr ɖ goldn trész v ɖ ded,
Ɖ rît v seplcrz, wr śorn awe,
T liv a secnd lîf on secnd hed;
E’r byti’z ded flīs md anɖr ge:
In him ɖoz holi antīc aurz r sìn,
Wɖt ol orṇmnt, itslf n tru,
Mcñ no sumr v anɖr’z grīn,
Robñ no old t dres hiz byti ny;
N him az fr a map dʈ Nećr stor,
T śo fōls Art ẃt byti wz v yor.

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In Ñspel: If thou survive my well-contented day – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 32

Sonit 32: F ɖǎ svîv mî wel-cntntd de

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

F ɖǎ svîv mî wel-cntntd de,
Ẃn ɖt ćrl Deʈ mî bonz

wɖ dust śl cuvr

N śalt bî fortyn wns mor rīsve
Ɖz pur rūd lînz v ɖî dsīsid luvr,
Cmper ɖm wɖ ɖ beṭrñ v ɖ tîm,
N ɖo ɖe b ǎtstript bî evri pén,
Rzrv ɖm fr mî luv, nt fr ɖer rîm,
Xidd bî ɖ hît v hapịr men.
Ǒ! ɖen vǎćsef m bt ɖs luvñ ʈt:
‘Hd mî frend’z Ḿz groun

wɖ ɖs growñ ej,

A dirr brʈ ɖn ɖs hiz luv hd bròt,
T marć in rancs v betr eqpij:
Bt sins h daid n powts betr pruv,
Ɖerz fr ɖer stîl I’l rīd, hiz fr hiz luv.’

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In Ñspel: What is your substance, whereof are you made – William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 53

Sonit 53: Ẃt z yr substns, ẃr-ov r y md

WIŁM ŚECSPIR

Ẃt z yr substns, ẃr-ov r y md,
Ɖt miłnz v strenj śadoz on y tnd?
Sins evrwn hʈ, evrwn, wn śêd,
N y bt wn, cn evri śado lend.
Dscrîb Adonis, n ɖ cǎnṭfit
Z purli iṃtetd aftr y;
On Heḷn’z ćīc ol art v byti set,
N y in Grìśn ’tîrz r pentd ny:
Spīc v ɖ sprñ, n fôzn v ɖ yir,
Ɖ wn dʈ śado v yr byti śo,
Ɖ uɖr az yr bǎnti dʈ apir;
N y in evri blesid śep w nǒ.
In ol xtrnl gres y hv sm part,
Bt y lîc nn, nn y, fr constnt hart.

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