A beautiful day in Yorkshire! I went for a gorgeous walk in the sunshine. Perfect.
This afternoon I’m watching some cricket with a cool beer! All is right with the world!
The only things spoiling things are what is happening politically, medically and socially.
With close on a thousand new cases yesterday things are not looking good. The death rate is going down though, which is probably a mixture of better treatments and that the fact that it is younger people catching it. Since Dominic Cummings demonstrated to everyone that the rules do not exist everybody has been following suit. The young are meeting up in large numbers, families are meeting up, and the result is that there are flare-ups. It looks to me as if the pubs might have to be shut. They seem to be the main source of infection (indoors with people not social distancing. I wouldn’t have a problem with the young mixing if it wasn’t for the fact that they spread it on to the more vulnerable.
Europe has an increased number of cases (around 18,000), but, Brazil and the USA are both the worst hit – The USA another 53,206 cases and Brazil 55,000. I think Trump is getting desperate as his re-election chances diminish. Not surprisingly his disaproval ratings are really high and he appears to be collapsing into incoherence and pointless ranting. His threats and scaremongering do not seem to be working. We’ll see. Biden seems to be winning by a landslide – maybe this will get rid of the loony side of the Republican party and get back to some sensible politics instead of this popularist partisan stupidity.
The latest research seems to indicate that those who are asymptomatic carry as much virus as those who are really ill. That means there are lots of people out there spreading the disease while believing they are clear.
I’m still enjoying this lockdown apart from the fact that I can’t meet up with friends and family. It has been a good, productive summer for me. I’ve been getting so much done!
The future does not look quite so rosy!
We’re already beginning to look towards winter and a flare-up of Covid and we’ve got Brexit to look forward too.
Meanwhile, this government is taking advantage of the lack of scrutiny due to the Corona crisis and is pushing stuff through.
It’s going to be a hard winter. By Easter they’ll be a lot fewer of us, we’ll have tacky houses springing up in our back yard, the environment will be buggered, millions will be on minimum wage and zero-hours contracts, all the car manufacturers will have fled, businesses will be closed, and we’ll be eating chlorinated chicken.
Johnson, Bolsonaro and Trump will meet up for a cocaine-fuelled celebration complete with strippers, Russian oligarchs and Kim Jong-un.
Still, who cares? If that’s what people vote for, let them have it!
I’m going back to the cricket! Stay safe!!