Weekly update from our Group Editor Duncan J White
Tomorrow will be a good day
Since commencing his weekly updates at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic Duncan has seen a steady rise in the number of personal messages of support and comments welcoming his weekly communications.
An extension to the lockdown period here in the UK should have come as no surprise to the majority of us and seems the most sensible approach as we watch on daily basis the figures in relation to tests, infections and deaths. There is now a definite slowing of the death rate and it would appear that we have passed the peak; however we can’t be complacent and must remain committed to seeing through the current restrictions if we want to put an end to this issue in a timely manner.
It is encouraging to see parts of the world returning to some semblance of normality, albeit with tentative steps. We must watch and continually learn from each other to ensure we adjust plans based on evidence from others – now is not the time for maverick actions but for us all to come together as one with a common goal of ‘beating the invisible killer’.
In times of adversity there often appears a symbol of determination and courage, Captain Tom Moore has certainly taken up this role in the face of the global crisis we are battling. At 99 years old he has demonstrated all that is good about humanity and delivered on his promise of completing 100 laps of his garden to raise money for NHS Charities, despite having had a hip replacement! His goal to raise £1000 was achieved with minutes of his appearance on the BBC and his total is currently over £27 million. He has been embraced by the world and we need to work with all our might to maintain this new found global togetherness once we have tamed and controlled COVID-19 – because, in the words of Captain Tom, ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’.
Here at MDM the team continue to work remotely from their homes in; Somerset, Devon, Kent, Cornwall, West Sussex, Lincolnshire and Australia, dealing with the needs of our clients, partners and readers. The regular interaction has been warmly welcomed and has demonstrated the huge benefits of talking to each other during uncertain times.
BREAKING NEWS: Our podcast and webinar service will go ‘live’ at the beginning of May and we are already working with our first podcast customer. These are exciting times and I am looking forward to working with my editorial team to produce educational experiences using the modern technology available to us all.
It is with great pleasure that I say a huge ‘Welcome’ to Paul Hutton who has joined the MDM team to oversee the technical aspects of our webinars, podcasts and panel debates. Paul’s knowledge and experience in this specialist area will ensure that we deliver the quality and professional approach that our clients, partners and readers have come to expect from MDM brands.
We continue to provide opportunities for you all to spread the message about company announcements, new products, event updates etc. Please continue to email me your news at [email protected] and I will ensure these are uploaded to our relevant sites in a timely manner. All items must be accompanied by a suitable image* to enhance the message.
We are here to help and if you would like to discuss any other ways in which we could help, please drop me an email or give me a call. My direct dial number is +44 1935 319 204.
My very best regards
Duncan J. White
Group Editor, MDM Publishing Ltd
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