The Corona Diaries – Day 211

A warm day today. I chanced the supermarket today to get hold of some Pastel de Natas (delicious Portugeuse custard tarts). Worth the risk.

I walked up my hill in sunshine and then went for a coffee with friends – topics of conversation included the loathsome nature of Trump, the ineptitude of Johnson and the fatigue that has been creeping in with this constant coronavirus.

It is the constant state of alertness when out, the artificial circumstances when meeting up, the lack of contact. It has a psychological effect.

The winter is closing in soon and I think we’re looking ahead with a bit of dread. With the cold meeting up outside is going to be a nightmare.

They are talking of a vaccine but not until after Christmas. That is going to be hard – not meeting up with family and friends. We all just want this to end. But we’re far from that. The virus is still surging. There were another 18,803 new cases with 80 deaths. The measures being brought in are not going to solve it. The medical guys have already said that.

Wales and Scotland have introduced a ‘fire-break’ – that’s a lockdown. They call it something else ibn order to be different to Johnson.

Johnson seems to want to dump the North of England and Andy Burnham has emerged as the new saviour. But after 5 days of talks tthe government has walked away and it looks like the North is going to be shafted again. They have to lockdown without adequate compensation. So much for Rishi Sunak’s we’ll do whatever it takes. They will if it’s in the South.

However the South will get theirs when the whole of the southern counties become a huge carpark for Brexit lorries and people and companies fleeing to Europe. Lol.

In the USA the election is hotting up with a desperate Trump calling the neo-Nazi militia out onto the streets, threatening not to leave the Whitehouse if he loses and calling his chief science adviser Anthony Fauci a disaster.

It seems there is only one candidate as a disaster and that is the guy who led the country to 220,000 deaths. There were another 64,218 new cases and 517 deaths. It’s no wonder most of the country think he’s an almighty fool. He’s got the worst record in the world.

I’m hoping that in two weeks time Trump is kicked out and we can all start to heal. As soon as Brexit is out the way I think the callous Tories will dump the liability of Johnson – just as soon as he’s served his purpose, got Brexit done and made them a lot of money.

Then there’s just that hapless Bolsonaro to go – the leader who presidd over 154,000 deaths from that ‘little flu’.

Once all these divisive populist right-wingers have been kicked into touch we can turn our attention to healing, bringing people back together, dealing with the environmental crisis and biodiversity and healing nature.

Until then – stay safe!

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