It’s good to be home, i think?? I started the day with a physio appointment on a back problem I’ve had for a year. I was hoping for a miracle manipulation. I received an assessment of the things I can no longer do. I’m not sure I like this ageing process. Anyway, there was no magic manipulation. Instead I have three thousand exercises to carry out every day! It’s a bit like Brexit – a right pain and I have to learn to live with it!
I came back and walked up my hill.
Liz had a freak out because she found a big rat around our bird feeder. I either have to stick a big furry tail on it and tell her it’s a squirrel or put a ton of rat poison down.
To cheer myself up I’ve been playing some Small Faces – Oh La La!!
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, the controversy is hotting up! Johnson is pulling all restrictions on July 19th! The scientists are all saying it’s daft. They point to the steep rise in cases.
Johnson sees that the hospital cases are not going up very much. The scientists say that if we lift all restrictions the rise in cases will go soaring up and inevitably the unvaccinated will go down with it.
The hardline Tories don’t give a fuck – as long as there’s money to be made!!
Of course, Johnson is doing it to curry favour. He’s taking another risk! He just likes popularity!! (Whatever the cost!). I reckon there will be some interesting fights break out over this! Leave it all to personal choice!! Half the population haven’t got a clue!!
It’s a question of immunising enough to achieve herd immunity – but that will require doing the kids. They should get jabbed because they are in danger of long covid and have a duty towards the society they are part of. One of the main problems is the antivaxxers. They are slowing things down because they are very vulnerable.
The big surge in cases when we lift all restrictions will not only put any unvaccinated at risk but will act as a breeding factory for variants. Sooner or later we’re going to get a variant that will evade the vaccines. The more unvaccinated kids and antivaxxers the greater risk to us all.
I for one, despite being double vaccinated, will avoid public transport, wear masks inside, socially distance and not go to any crowded events. I’ll try to keep my risks at a reasonable level!
Having said that – we travelled to Cornwall when that was worst in the country and have come back to Yorkshire where the virus has surged by 150% in the last week! I think we’re acting as a magnet!!