It was sunny and cold this morning. I had a long zoom meeting with my writing group that was very productive. By the afternoon it had clouded over. I went for my daily walk up the hill and received a buffeting of rain with a touch of hail. All the wildlife studiously avoided coming out. The wind had turned from westerly to northerly. So far not a patch on last year!
My walk was hampered by a slight calf strain which was playing up as the walk proceeded. I was glad to get sat back down.
I have been fitting in a bit more editing/writing of my Sci-fi novel – The Pornography Wars – and playing some Bob Dylan – the fabulous Blood On The Tracks. Very enjoyable.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland we have the elections coming up and a lot of stupid people voting for these morons. Ironically they are the ones who this bunch of idiots have been targeting. It’s like turkeys voting for Christmas. I think the xenophobic wet dream of Brexit has turned them mad.
Never mind. They’ll learn eventually. Living in a Tory wasteland with the wealthy overlooking you from their luxury penthouses will eventually begin to rankle.
India is in absolute crisis (one of their own making – stupidity and complacency from Modi) and is caught between the horns of a dilemma. If they lockdown the poor starve and die. If they don’t lockdown the poor catch covid and die. Shouldn’t have held all those religious festivals methinks.
Brazil is as bad. I wonder if Bolsonaro regrets telling people that being vaccinated will turn them into crocodiles (or was it alligators?)?
The virus may be controlled in the UK, USA and Europe but elsewhere it is running riot. It will probably hit Africa next and these new variants will run amok. I’m expecting biblical proportions of dead. The only way out is worldwide vaccination. The only way to do that is for the pharma companies to enable mass production of the vaccines in other countries. We beat it by upping production of vaccine. But will they do that? It’ll hit their profits. They will make billions out of this catastrophe.
Things are really looking up here. The vaccine has exceeded Johnson’s wettest dream. Just 4 deaths yesterday and the infection rates right down. Brilliant. Travel to various countries is opening up. Johnson is hoping it’ll make him every working-class Brit’s favourite. They’ll be able to get two weeks in Majorca, lie on the beach and drink loads of lager. Do I stereotype? Just a little.
Johnson is hoping to win more favour by relaxing social distancing and mask wearing! They’ll love him and forgive him everything.
There is talk of a booster jab in September that will not only mop up existing variants but future-proof against new variants.
Ain’t science brilliant!! Isn’t it now obvious that Trump was talking out of his backside??
Stay safe – the future beckons! It’s looking good (despite this set of Bullingdon boys).