it’s beginning to look likely that we have survived Christmas without getting Covid. But I don’t want to count too many chickens (or should that be turkeys?) right now. It seems that we will see out the year! That’s good. When I think back to March it was not looking good. It looked as if we’d all go down with it. Now there is light at the end of this dark age. The vaccine is being dispensed here and abroad.
Things are looking up. 2021 might be a good one. We need to make up for the loss of time!
I have plans! I want to meet up with friends and family, go to a lot of gigs and sort out some travel plans.
We just have to remain isolated for a few months more!! I think I’ll hibernate for winter!
Today the sun shone on us. It seems that last night’s storm blew the clouds away. We walked up our hill and surveyed the world. It looked fresh!
Back home I’ve been playing some Dylan and contemplating a last read through the two books I’ve just completed. I’ll see if they hold up.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, there are a mixture of feelings. On the negative side we’re all expecting a big leap in numbers of deaths following all the travel and mixing over Christmas. In the US the reduction in cases was a blip. The numbers are back up again to just shy of 200,000 with another 1645 deaths. One in a thousand Americans has already died – 330,000 deaths. Some hoax.
On a positive note the vaccines are rolling out around the world. The Oxford vaccine starts its roll-out on Jan 5th and is looking more promising with higher levels of effectiveness. As it does not require extremely cold conditions it will be easier to deploy. The vaccine appear to work on the new strains. In the UK they estimate that they can get 15 million vulnerable people vaccinated by February which would enable them to start lifting restrictions.
We could be out of the woods by April/May!! That’s great!
Until then……………………….. Stay safe!!