The Corona Diaries – Day 250

Amazing – 250 days in isolation! It is so strange how one day life changes!!

A summary is required. So far we have not succumbed to the virus. Our eldest son and his family have had it (not surprising really – he’s a frontline nurse practitioner), our neighbour’s brother-in-law, who was only 52 and a keen cyclist, died of it, my sister, her husband and their eldest son have it. So we do know of cases – and it sounds pretty horrible.

I do not want to catch it. Certainly not just before the vaccine comes out. When the vaccine is out I will be first in line. I can’t wait to get back to normal!

Vaccination is the only answer.

But, we have to wait, postpone Christmas until such time as it is safe, and stay in this weird, unreal isolation. It does take it’s toll.

Fortunately we are incredibly busy. Indeed, I don’t know how I fitted everything in.

My day is spent reading, walking, writing and watching sport and TV dramas. Plus – we decorated the whole house inside and out!

Today I did some reading (Stephen King – The Institute) I walked over my hill and down to the road. It’s about six miles and takes the best part of two hours. It’s a great walk.

I came home did some editing on my Harper book, played some Jimmy Reed, and in twenty minutes I’m off to watch the rugby.

This evening I will do some more editing and then watch some more of The Bridge (Scandy drama – very good).

Not seeing anybody or going out for meals, cinema, theatre, gigs is very strange. I could do with some live music – not sure where I’d fit everything in though!

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland Trump is still causing havoc and deliberately winding up his base with lies – claiming the election was rigged and there was massive fraud. All his court cases are dissolving because there is no evidencce of voter fraud at all. He just can’t accept that the people want him out!!

Goodbye Trump!!!!

The virus is rampaging in the US – a record 199,104 new cases with another 1388 deaths. Instead of whingeing Trump needs to start leading and dealing with the crisis! 265,000 deaths!! How many does it take?

His oppo Bolsonaro in Brazil is just as bad. He was telling everyone that he isn’t going to be vaccinated and that masks don’t work. Brazil is second worst in the world – with another 514 deaths and 34,130 new cases yesterday. The man is a complete fool.

In the UK we have got it down to 14,739 new cases due to lockdown but we still have 520 deaths. Another fool in charge.

In New Zealand and Vietnam they had just 11 new cases between them and no deaths. That surely says something!

Christmas is coming – the virus is rubbing its little hands with glee. They’ll be plenty of work for the morticians!

The good news is that they are rolling out the vaccine soon for the over 80s. I might lie about my age!

Stay safe!!

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