In this week’s issue from around the world, we have, what is the Dominic Cummings row and why is it happening, an update on TFRC posts, and all about the Quokka. First, what is the Dominic Cummings row? In case you are not sure, a row is another word for an argument. People are angry because it was revealed that Dominic Cummings, who is one of the main advisors to the prime minister, Boris Johnson, went on a trip to Durham, which is quite far away from his home, to be closer to family and so they could look after his son if they had COVID 19 (which was possible as they had the symptoms.) However, it is not allowed currently to travel as it may pass the virus to other people so it is harder for the government and health experts to control the spread of the virus. Now, some people argue that Dominic Cummings was wrong and should not continue to be in the government, and they are angry and frustrated because they are staying at home to protect other people, even though they want to visit their family, and a memberof the government is breaking the rules. However, there are some details of the story arent fully clear, and the rules do say you are allowed to go somewhere to protect a young child in some circumstances. Therefore, some people believe that Dominic Cummings was righ to travel to Durham. Furthermore, because this is an important topic, there is currently a row happening in parliament as to whether or not he should resign.
Next, please do not post unrelated posts on TFRC. The settings on the site mean that the editor must approve of posts that have hurful or unnecessary content, and wanted to point out that they are seeing a lot of unrelated content (things that are nothing to do with teddy bears or the website) on the pending comments and posts section. Also, posts on TFRC will be slightly less frequent currently due to coronavirus, however there will be another post on their blog very soon.
Finally, what is a quokka? Quokkas are adorable animals that always appear to be smiling! Sure to brighten your day, these cute creatures live in Australia where they eat the leaves, stems, and bark of many plants in addition to grass. If necessary, they can survive for long periods of time without food or water. They are quite small and usually have brown fur, and quokkas are naturally trusting and curious animals, so they might approach visitors. Here are some pictures!
Have a great week!
Ted, Ellie, Jack and the TFRC Team