Get Better Soon, Boris

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears on a monitor during a coronavirus meeting in London, England, March 28, 2020. The prime minister chairs the morning update meeting remotely from Number 11 Downing Street since self-isolating after testing positive for the virus. (Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via Reuters)
Your country needs you.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T en days after testing positive for COVID-19, Boris Johnson, prime minister of Britain, has been admitted to the hospital. A spokesperson for No. 10 Downing Street said this was a “precautionary step,” which is PR-speak for absolutely necessary.

Johnson’s hospitalization is a surreal and disturbing development in an already surreal and disturbing story. He has said that his government is fighting a “war” against COVID-19. And they are, in a way. But imagine if, during World War II, Winston Churchill had been seriously injured during a German air raid or if, the night before the Battle of Trenton, George Washington was


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