It’s been a bit of a controversial day today. Lockdown is letting up a lot. Many people are going back to work, those shielded are allowed out, schools are going back, we’re allowed to meet up to six people. But the infection rate is still running at 8000 a day and the testing and follow up is woeful. They keep saying they are following the science but the scientists are saying it’s too early.
Are we going too early?
Is the decision economic rather than medical?
Only time will tell, but following the Cummings fiasco people seem to have chucked social distancing out the window.
Testing is still too slow and only picking up between 10% and 20% of cases. That’s not good enough – hardly world class.
I’m expecting a second wave. I hope it doesn’t put a stop to the premiership reopening! I don’t think Johnson is on top of it at all!! I really think we should stop thinking nationally and look more at what is happening in our region. Some areas might well be able to relax the regs – others not.
Meanwhile Brexit goes on in the background, vegetables are going to be rotting in the fields (because the British can’t be asked) and we are still being hostile to foreigners.
Today I’ve been playing Loudon Wainwright to cheer myself up. I went for a walk up my hill in glorious sunshine, read a bit of Woody Guthrie, did some gardening, wrote a little and cleared up the shed.
The good news is that we are not ill yet!!