It was a Monday like no other, especially for the former minister of health, Adam Vojtěch, who clearly must have been relieved. When I turned on the TV in the morning, channel ČT24, I almost fell off my chair. Maybe it was the information or my head spinning from the hangover, but I missed the legendary speech regardless. Luckily they kept it on repeat all day long in the media. Seems like Vojtěch lost his patience and he’s only going to sing from now on: Fuck you, fuck you... Just like in his song Declaration.
By the way, I recommend you to watch that video, you are really going to enjoy yourself. He sings, in brutally poor English, about the fact that he doesn't "need to have sex to love her" and also sends "wisdom" to hell. It's really funny. By the way, I came across this musical gem the night before Vojtěch's resignation. Coincidence? I think not...
Objectively, I think he should have resigned a long time ago. Probably right after the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš publicly ridiculed him by forcing him to snitch at the press conference.
I don't want to belittle him, he certainly didn't have it easy, no one had expected the coronavirus outbreak. But if Vojtěch imagined that he could hide at the Ministry of Health, which no one ever cared about much, and have an relaxed and well-paid position, he overcalculated. The poor man suddenly became the most important person in the republic with a huge responsibility for the health and lives of the citizens. No singer can stand such sudden change, but he has managed for a decent amount of time. With larger or smaller missteps. May a monument for him be built for merit.
However, on the other hand, I don't think you should run from the middle of a fight. A real man would never do that! It’s obvious he’s never had military training. At the same time, we're not at a training camp, but at war. With an invisible enemy. The second wave started, the number of infected people increased rapidly and he has now given up. He sounded so tired at the press conference that it couldn't be any worse. In any case, a lot of those smart people, by which I mean politicians and doctors, think that his resignation is just Babiš's pre-election move, as his preferences have fallen. People don't trust him anymore, so he had to sacrifice someone.
I don't understand that and I don't know if Vojtěch is just exhausted, disgusted or a scapegoat or simply a coward. It doesn't matter. The main and fundamental thing is: who is the new Minister of Health? Ready! Steady! Fire! Roman Prymula. Graduated epidemiologist, who served as vice-rector and rector of the Military Medical Academy. He's a colonel in reserve. This gentleman is undoubtedly extremely smart and educated and understands viruses. But he is also the gentleman who expressed a desire to close the borders for two years!
If you haven't been to the war, now you'll have the honor to see what being in the galleys is like. I don't want to scare you. But as soon as his name had been announced, I immediately went for ten push ups without thinking twice. It is time to tighten the measures to slow down the spreading of coronavirus again, but I guarantee you that Prymula will not mess around. We will never take off our face masks again, and if you have been planning a winter holiday by the sea, like me, forget about it, you should rather start looking for a place to stay in the mountains.
I expect the borders to close by the end of the week, the pubs to close at 22PM, only the elderly will be able to enter the stores in the morning, and we will have to wear face masks everywhere. Outside, inside, at home. In a month, everyone will be patting each other's back, as the numbers of those infected will be in the tens rather than the hundreds, and there are few to almost none dead. We will be a role model for the whole world again. And again, compulsory military service will be introduced, just so there’s some fun.