I wonder if I’ll be writing this diary in lockdown when we get to day 450? It’s a possibility.
Unless we get an effective vaccine, which is unlikely, or an effective drug, the risk will be there. Covid-19 will be present in the population.
They reckon that around 350,000 have had the disease. That is a tiny portion of the population. If we come out of lockdown too early it will undoubtedly surge again. What a dilemma.
The big hope is to get the number of cases right down, test, isolate and follow up. The trouble is that we’ve allowed it to get out of control.
What is clear is that the pandemic has had a good effect on most people. They are friendlier, politer and more helpful. There’s a sense of community. It’s brought people together.
It has also made people aware that we need to value a lot of our low-paid workers. They are out on the frontline putting themselves at risk for us.
The Thursday clapping is a sign of all that united appreciation!!
This morning I was playing my Leon Rosselson – such a great musician and songwriter. Such great songs of social justice.
Today was another nice day (at least in the afternoon). We had a good walk along the back lanes. The May Blossom is falling and more trees have their Spring costumes on. So refreshing!
Tomorrow I’m preparing to decorate the stairwell. Long ladders and a big job!!
I’ve been working on my poetry book this afternoon. It’s coming together well.
So that is the sum total of my day. It has a familiar routine.