I had to check what day it was today. Without anything happening there are no landmarks. Days merge together. They all follow the same pattern.
It was sunny in Yorkshire so I went for an early walk. It felt like spring but there was a chill in the wind. It was the first time this year I’ve been without a jacket and I found myself missing it at the top of my hill. The wind was a bit biting.
I fed my adopted horse an apple, looked at the banks of snowdrops and other plants beginning to pop out of the ground. The birds were singing and I even caught a glimpse of one of my red kites.
A pleasant walk.
Back home I have completed the editing so I did some reading and played Emmerlist Davjack by the Nice. A great album.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland our blithering walking haystack is pinning hopes on his ‘roadmap’. He thinks that everyone will forget about the mess and lies of Brexit, forget about the huge death-toll and the worst-hit economy, forget about the cheerleading and broken promises, forget about the incompetence, forget about the dithering, forget about the tardiness and poor decision-making, and still back him.
He’s probably right. The electorate are gullible fools.
Fortunately the lockdown and vaccination is forcing down the rates of infection. It’s down to 9,938 new cases yesterday with another 442 deaths. Still way too high and utterly disastrous when compared to a country like Vietnam – 9 new cases yesterday and no deaths. However, if the levels keep coming down we’ll arrive at a point where even Dido Hardings useless Track and Trace will be good enough!
Still, I suppose we could have Trump or Bolsonaro (the virus is still rampaging in Brazil) that would be worse!!
I notice the antivaxxers are starting a petition. They think that a vaccination passport discriminates against them. I have an alternative – they could all have to wear a bell and go around shouting ‘Unclean’ every three minutes!
One worrying statistic is that it is the BME and poor who are refusing vaccination – the very groups who are most vulnerable are proving to be the most susceptible to conspiracy. These cynical conspiracy purveyors will actually kill a lot of people and prolong the disease. They need locking up. Putting out false information should be a crime. I’d start by locking up Trump.
The government has finally done the right thing and given the grading of students to teachers. It is obvious that exams cannot go ahead. There is no other way. Now teachers can begin setting a series of tests so that students can be fairly graded. That makes sense to me.
The government is bragging about putting in millions more into education to tackle the disruption that Covid has caused for the less privileged who have gone badly behind. It works out at £22 K per school. All money is welcome but that is peanuts. It won’t even buy in an extra teacher let alone solve the problem.
The other stupidity is not putting key workers up the list to be vaccinated. They are the ones most at risk and most likely to spread the disease. Surely they should be a priority??
Stay safe – much more nigh is on the way!!