As we approach the end of another year of Betfair Exchange trading, we are of course reminded what a strange year 2020 has been. It all started so well, didn’t it? We were just getting into the year, and then around March time we were all made aware that there was this ‘virus-thingy’ being talked about in China, and with a handful of cases starting to sprout up in other countries.
I don’t think we really took it that serious to begin with, did we? In fact we booked a holiday in March, not thinking too much about it. Then as the weeks progressed it quickly became fairly obvious to anybody with half a brain-cell, that something serious was happening: Covid-19.
I remember reading about Tom Hanks and his wife catching Covid-19, and then Donald Trump closing all flights into the US, and everything kind of snowballed rapidly after that.
This year has potentially changed our future..
Football started to close up shop, as did other sports, and then eventually horse racing in the UK was cancelled due to there being no medical services present. Then we had the full UK lock-down when people (mostly) actually listened and stayed home.
Then of course we had Dominic Cummings and the stories of him not adhering to his own rules, and after that, I feel the UK just thought: “Well, if the people who created the rules are not even going to abide by them, why should we?!…” I personally feel Boris, our Prime Minister, lost a lot of respect from the British public when he didn’t sack that guy; but hey, nothing we can really do about it. Read More