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The respective speech “We Are Doing This for Each Other” is delivered by Leo Varadkar on May 1, 2020, on television. Varadkar shed light on the bright future after following the strict standard operating procedures of the global pandemic coronavirus. People of all ages and professions are going through vulnerable circumstances due to covid-19. People are either suffering from the coronavirus or by self-isolation and social distancing. Varadkar is feeling helpless and miserable after knowing the statistical data of everyday deaths happening due to the global pandemic. He is feeling sad for infected medical staff and people who are struggling for their lives in the battle against covid-19.
Varadkar is applauding people who are following strict protocols given by the health care department to give them hope for a bright future. The government and entire social system is thankful to the people for cooperating with them throughout this crucial scenario. Furthermore, the positive outcomes due to the strict protocols and lockdown are also discussed. The reason for prolonging the lockdown is to further flatten the curve of the infected and the death rate caused by the coronavirus. According to the medical health care association, prolonging the lockdown is the best solution to win against this global pandemic. The fear of the second wave of coronavirus is lingering on entire Ireland. The medical units are over-congested with infected people. The medical facilities are not able to cope up with this global catastrophe. The fear of loneliness, isolation, and virus is reflected through the letters sent to the speaker.
After addressing all the vulnerable circumstances, the element of praise is inculcated for all of the people to feel relaxed amidst this tense situation. Furthermore, Varadkar is hopeful for a better future and is giving hope to the audience. He gives information regarding the ease of the lockdown after 18th May. People can leave home for walks and physical activities after following all SOPs. The lockdown will be eased in 5 different stages with three week time period. In the first phases, the professional spaces, medical service clinics, superstores, and construction/ outdoor worksites will be resumed. In the later phases, the pre-schools, food points/ restaurants, gyms, and cinemas will be opened. After the ease of the lockdown and restrictions, the government is taking cardinal steps to resurrect the diminishing economy of the country by collaborating with the Health and Safety Authority. The letters from different people are shared which reflect the stories of harmony, solidarity affection, and kindness as a nation. The people should be encouraged to follow strict rules to show solidarity with the people who are fighting against this virus on the frontline. The recovery rate of coronavirus is seventy percent.
Varadkar gave an excellent speech which is full of the sorrow, grieve and suffering from the people during the coronavirus. He captures the attention of the audience by elucidating emotional appeal in his speech. The audience is engrossed in the speech by relating their sorrows and struggles during the global pandemic. It is an interactive speech that involves the audience by sharing their crucial circumstances, struggles, and traumatic feelings. The inclusion of letters by different people in the speech is a tremendous strategy to make it more powerful, emotional, and assertive. Some of the statistics are included in the speech but it does not make it weak or mind-numbing. The speech exhibits explanatory details, emotional appeal, statistics, and a positivist approach for a better future. It concludes on a positivist note envisaging a bright future and contentment for the entire nation. The speech exhibits a vulnerable subject, however, it spreads immense positivity and optimism among people. Varadkar concludes his speech on a positive and hopeful note for the people to rise safely from this global pandemic of coronavirus.
Varadkar, Leo. “We are Doing This for Each other”, Vital Speeches of the Day. 2020