I’m not sure I really thought I would be writing this diary for 64 days. I’m not sure that I thought I was going to be in isolation that long. But, I suppose, logically, we could be in this state for a year or more. That is a possibility.
Although it is quite likely that they will ease us out into some semblance of normality, along with an element of risk, before that.
The USA continues to boggle me. It has one and a half million cases resulting in over 90,000 deaths at a rate of 1,500 a day – and yet they are talking about reducing lockdown and opening the country up. They are in complete denial. The sooner Trump gets a dose of it the better. It might shock him into some sense. It might also stop him peddling bogus cures!
Meanwhile in the UK our infection rates seem to have stabilised and our death rates – reportedly only 127 today – are coming down.
It seems incredible that the three countries doing worst in the whole world are the ones who elected populist leaders – Trump, Johnson and Bolsonaro! Seems they are good at getting elected (through scaremongering, division and racism) but are extremely poor at doing anything. Trump is just inept and stupid, Johnson is lazy and Bolsonaro is just an extremely unpleasant elitist.
One of the good things on the horizon is the return of football and cricket. That would certainly add a dimension to my day – three or four weeks to go!
I think we will soon be allowed out to mingled, at distance, go to pubs and restaurants, with suitable distancing, and even theatres and cinemas – if they can figure a way of keeping us safe.
I like the idea of the old US style drive-in model for cinemas, theatres and such – that would be fun – for a while!
I also like the way petrol prices have come right down! But I notice the roads are clogging up. I hope this is all not too soon!
Today I played my Byrds, went for a walk up my favourite hill, worked on my Sci-fi novel Star and helped lay out John Philip’s book.
All good stuff.
I’m off to cook dinner – prawn something or other!!