The Corona Diaries – Day 106

The death toll dropped to its lowest level today – just 136 recorded deaths – but the real test will come in a few weeks time. The result of all the people congregating for the BLM rallies, the crowded beaches and Liverpool celebrations, the raves and street parties are all likely to produce a surge in cases.  It will take a couple of weeks for the people to show symptoms and maybe a week or two before they become ill enough to need a ventilator. Then we’ll know.

We’ve seen the stupid behaviour of many in the Southern States of the USA.  We’re now seeing the surge in cases as hospitals are becoming overwhelmed. Boggles me. We’ll see if they’ll still mouth Trump’s stupidity and claim it’s just a mild flu or a democratic hoax.  I wonder how many people will die from dosing themselves with bleach or hydroxychloroquine.

We’ve got the same over here with a bunch of people in denial or else just selfish young people who don’t think they will get it badly and don’t mind passing it on to others who might die.

Perhaps this is nature’s way of removing swathes of the most stupid?

I had to laugh when I read the article about the death-rate in the religious. It seems that being religious substantially increases your risk of death. Lol. Either we have a god with a sadistic sense of humour or it’s good to be an atheist. So much for the power of prayer.

They are now opening up air corridors between countries relatively free of the disease. Brazil and the USA are excluded – one in the eye for Trump and Bolsonaro.

I think I’ll learn some lessons and stay isolated. Today we went on a SD walk with our daughter, her partner and the grandchildren. It was great to see them but weird having to keep a strict distancing! But I think that is going to be the way of things for the foreseeable future – at least until the government gets its act together or the find a vaccine!

Over in the States and Brazil, it looks as if Trump and Bolsonaro’s bubbles have burst. Incredibly, here, the Tories, despite their ineptitude, are still ahead in the polls. Perhaps, when all the job losses start piling in, people will finally realise what a balls-up they’ve made of things. We’re not worst in the world for nothing.

To console myself I’ve been playing some Sonny Boy Williamson. I’m now off to watch a film!!

Stay safe!!

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