Today was grey but not too cold. I walked up my hill and surveyed the landscape – a patchwork of fields, some crows and big heavy clouds. The leaves are changing colour and starting to fall. On the way home I kicked my way through them like a big kid.
I played some Who and did some work on my Harper book.
Truth is that I’m feeling a bit despondent. I was trying to remember what it was like 208 days ago before all the isolation started – the friends, gigs, theatre, cinema, meals, family, writing group. Life was really full. It was all go.
That has gone.
But it is the little things that get to me – the casual interaction. Brushing past people, shaking hands, giving a hug, being close – all without thinking. Now there is a constant risk calculation – am I too close? Facemasks? Did I touch? Sanitise? Everything poses a danger. I think that is what wears you down.
I think people, in general have become fatigued. Some are complacent, some fatalistic. Some don’t give a knack anymore.
There is confusion about what we are meant to be doing, who we can see and where we can go. There is a reluctance on many to comply. They are becoming very rebellious.
People know that this bunch of clowns are hopeless.
I think the local tier system would work if there were a number of issues sorted:
a. There were clear criteria that applied to everyone equally
b. The measures were strong enough to make a difference
c. There was adequate compensation for those affected
d. It was done in consultation rather than imposed
e. There was clear communication on why, how and the science
i don’t think these idiots are doing any of it properly.
I notice there is a vaccine hope for before Christmas (but with a limited supply so only the vulnerable would get it).
In the meantime the virus is starting to go berserk in the UK – 15,635 new cases reported yeserday and deaths are beginning to shoot up – 136 yesterday.
In the USA it is bad news for Trump with another big jump to almost record levels – 70,435 new cases and back to 909 deaths. It’s still out of control and Trump doesn’t have a clue.
Same in Brazil – up to 30,914 new cases again and deaths surge back up to 754.
The three populist stooges have unleashed a nightmare.
I think we’re heading for a lockdown, No Deal Brexit and economic devastation!!
I think it’s down to us!! Stay Safe!!