Technology TV speech about the Corona situation: Brits had to google the proverb of their Prime Minister

16:05  23 september  2020
16:05  23 september  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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For many of his compatriots, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed himself in a television address about the Corona situation not quite understandably. The saying "A stitch in time saves nine" had to be googled by quite a few viewers, as can be seen from the Google Trends statistics.

When it was airtime shortly after 8 p.m., searches skyrocketed from nowhere in the UK on Tuesday evening. Johnson wanted to express with the saying that it was better to take stronger corona measures again early than too late.

The phrase can be translated literally as "One needle prick at the right time saves nine more". In essence, the saying comes closest to the German “Prevention is better than aftercare”. The prime minister is criticized for reacting too late to the corona pandemic in the spring. With more than 40,000 dead, the UK is the hardest hit country in Europe. The numbers are currently rising rapidly again. (dpa)

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