Stayed in this morning in order to get some writing done! I wrote a few thousand words of my Sci-Fi novel – The Pornography Wars.
In the afternoon I’ve been playing some Pogues and editing the Harper book.
I went for my daily two hour walk and gave my adopted horse another carrot. I also released a second unwanted guest of a field mouse who took a liking to the peanut butter in my trap. We’ll see if the two of them had a bigger family in the days to come!
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland it’s on the mend.in the UK. Vaccination is proving incredibly effective at getting both hospital cases and deaths down. 22 million people have now been vaccinated – and they are in the most vulnerable group. The effect is marked, There were only 4,712 new cases with just 65 new deaths. We’ll soon be at a level where even Dido Harding’s inept 37 billion Track and Trace system might work!! I hope so. 37 billion is the most expensive scheme ever carried out. They put the entire road system in the United States for that! Shame that it’s been so pathetic. Hopefully, with small numbers they will be able to track and isolate all the variants and stop them spreading. That is crucial!! We’ll see.
The other big talking point is that of the vaccination passport. It’s going to be there in one guise or another. They’ll give it a different name. Already countries such as Greece are only taking the vaccinated! That’ll spread. I think we’ll see it in cinemas, clubs, sports stadia and elsewhere – and rightly so.
There will be two parts to the population – the vaccinated, who will be safe and able to meet up and do things, and the unvaccinated, who will be unsafe, will continue to spread the disease, and will not be able to mingle and do things.
The scientists are talking about a summer surge. As schools, colleges and life goes back to normal the virus will spread among the antivaxxers, the unvaccinated and the small number of people for whom the vaccine does not work.
This is worrying because if there is a lot of virus out there it will throw up more variants – and that could be serious for all of us. The antivaxxers will make life unsafe for all of us. I think it is very irresponsible and selfish.
The sad thing is that the highest level of vaccine refusers are in the most affected areas – the poor and BAME – the very ones who are dying at a higher rate.
I fear the antivaccine conspiracy theories are going to be responsible for many thousands of deaths.
The question is that should these people stop the rest of us from having our freedom back? I think not.