The Corona Diaries – Day 221

What a lovely day! What a day to play at living! The sun shone. I walked up my hill and we’re having fish and chips in a minute! Can’t be bad.

Except that, maybe, in Coronaland, it is pretty bad. We’re all heading for zone 579! Isolated lockdown on the moon!

Yesterday, officially there were 23,065 new cases and 280 deaths. But the scientists are estimating that there were actually 560,000 new cases last week! It is really running at over twice the official figure – around 52,000 a day!!

Not looking good.

Of course, the government (Tory liars) tell us that it is nothing to do with their ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme or ‘Get Your Arse Back To The Office’ scheme. Or ‘Use Public Transport It’s Safe’ scheme. Neither is the loss of public confidence in the government or anything they say in any part due to Dominic Cummings and Barnard Castle.

In the USA it’s even worse. They have record levels of 90,728 new cases and 1004 more deaths. Trump’s trying to exceed the death count of all wars put together. He’ll achieve it too! Keep drinking the bleach guys!!

In Brazil it was another 26,106 new cases and 513 deaths.

In Vietnam it was 0 new cases and 0 deaths.

Hang on a minute – 0 new cases and 0 deaths.

Don’t you think that it is about time that the UK, USA and Brazil started asking what China, S. Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam are doing right?????

What would our life be like if there were no new cases???? No deaths???

According to the WHO it is because the government was clear and direct. People are distancing, wearing masks and washing. They are taking it seriously. Borders are closed. Health checks are made. All symptoms are tested quickly, isolated and followed up quickly.

It’s not bloody rocket science.

There’s none of this bloody ‘Just flu’, ‘It’ll go away’, ‘masks are ineffective’, ‘social distancing is a socialist plot’ bullshit. There’s none of this ‘Travel five hundred miles to be tested’ or ‘Your test results will be back in a week’ bullshit. They are highly organised and effective.

This is just poor government!! It’s pathetic! They are killing people!!

We’re on our own – no time for tears – stay safe!!

4 thoughts on “The Corona Diaries – Day 221

  1. Opher, last I looked (a couple of months ago) the ONS was reporting an infection to case rate of about 2.5. So, for every two cases reported, there are three that never get reported, either because they are asymptomatic or because they recover before they knew what it was. That tallies moderately well with the figures you’re giving.

    Down here, it drizzled all day. I haven’t had a decent walk for a week or more. Still, I think I (may) have finished (most of) the graphs for my next COVID paper. It will be a few days yet.

    1. I don’t think it’s in their interest to have the real figure out there Neil.
      It was a nice day here today but rained yesterday. It’s good to walk. Sorry to hear you’ve been stuck indoors.
      Looking forward to this next Covid paper. Take care Neil.

  2. I’m wary about low figures (like 0?). Is this face-saving? Anything that’s put out by governments and/or government organs is suspect. Marketing themselves. Ok, you can understand that, but it doesn’t help the worldwide assessment.

    1. From what I can tell Michael – it appears to be accurate. These countries have had SARS and MERS. They were prepared and practiced. We’ve been complacent and useless.

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