A bit of a change today. Yesterday was subzero – today feels positively tropical. It must be 10 degrees or more! I went for my walk up the hill in sunshine and had to take my hat, scarf and gloves off!! Great. Feels like spring is here but I won’t tempt the fates.
Back home I finished my final read through of my Harper book and completed all the minor tweaks. I’m going to print it out, have a final read through and then it’s off to the publishers. Due out June 22nd!! All on course!
I’ve been enjoying playing some Nick Harper today!! Light at the End of the Kennel – a great album. It’s good to revisit.
Today’s a good day. It’s been two weeks since I had my vaccination. I should be operating at maximum immunity. That is around 67% for the first shot (though I haven’t seen any real data for the Pfizer). I’m happy. Even if I go down with it I should now only get a mild form.
Meanwhile out in Coronaland the madness continues. The right-wing in the USA are claiming that Trump represents Law and Order. That’s an oxymoron if ever I’ve heard one. They blame all the violence on left-wing Antifa. I suppose some people will believe anything.
The good news is that the number of cases in both the USA and UK are coming down substantially. The hospital cases and deaths are following fast behind. Things are looking good again. Let’s hope the government doesn’t balls it up like they did last time!!
As the vaccination programme rolls out we should see those numbers of new cases decrease more rapidly. When we reach herd immunity we should then be able to mop up the outbreaks like they are doing in New Zealand, Singapore, Australia and Vietnam.
At that point we should be able to get back to normal and will no longer need masks and social distancing. We’ll be able to touch, hug and meet up! That’ll seem weird!!
the only thing that can slow this down will likely be the antivaxxers. If there are too many of them then everything gets slowed down and we have more deaths and lockdown.
We are going to have to learn to live with this virus. That means regular booster jabs to deal with the new variants and the development of new treatments to prevent people requiring hospital treatment. We’ll get there.
In the meantime I think we are going to have to go for a Vaccine Passport. Once it is established that the vaccine not only prevents illness but also prevents the spread I can’t see any alternative. Cinemas, stadia, flights, countries and many other places are going to be asking for reassurance that people are safe to let in and won’t be spreading the disease. I’m not opposed. If people don’t want the vaccine then they have to pay the price. I think there is a big social element to having the vaccine.
We need to clamp down on all these stupid conspiracy nonsense that’s going around.
Stay safe. There’s always an end even if it’s not the one you want!!