The Corona Diaries – Day 481

A sweltering day in Yorkshire, bright sunshine and temperatures in the 30s. I took my walk early to avoid the heat. In the afternoon I watched the Grand Prix (very exciting) and then we took one of my sons and his partner out for a meal. He chose Pizza Express. I was surprised to find such little Covid friendly measures. No through ventilation, people packed in as closely as normal without masks. It did not feel safe. Won’t be doing that again! Even a birthday meal isn’t worth that risk.

When I compare that to our theatre and cinema experiences – masks all the time, huge social spacing and great ventilation – there was no comparison. Pizza Express felt like a death-trap!

It just shows how bad things are going to get when the pubs are all full and all the unvaccinated youngsters are mingling. A recipe for disaster!

Meanwhile out in Coronaland our dappy leader is blustering about like an overgrown Billy Bunter. They all been playing with Jarvid and now our Health Minister (the one who is responsible for the safety of the country) has gone down with Covid and been in close contact with most of the cabinet. Like true Tories they all ignored the pinging of their Track and Trace app. Unlike the lesser people they did not have to follow rules – just preach at others and instruct the police to hand out hefty fines. Then someone must have pointed out to them that this could turn into another Barnard Castle – one rule for plebs and one rule for Tories. They were forced into doing a U-turn. I wonder how stringently they will apply the isolation?

I think a lot of scientists and intelligent people are looking at the prospect of ‘Freedom Day’ with some dismay. The rest of the world is watching with disbelief. They think we’re nuts. We must be. We voted this incompetent Billy Bunter into the position. What does that say about us as a country?? It’s an experiment.

Looking around I see a big segment of people acting as if it is all over but we are at the beginning of what looks like being the biggest covid wave yet. There were another 51,256 cases yesterday. A short while ago they were talking about this reaching as high as 100,000 new cases a day. They’ve revised that. They are now talking about it reaching 200,000 a day.

That is staggering.

It is also very worrying. We keep hearing about the large percentage of adults who have been double jabbed but in actual fact it is only just over 50% of the population. There are 3.4 million who has no immunity because of cancer treatments or immune disorder. There are all the millions of kids under 18. There are the antivaxxers, many of whom are congregated in poor areas, ethnic minorities – those most vulnerable. Then there are the 7% who have had their two jabs but for whom it hasn’t worked. That adds up to around 30 million people!

The virus is laughing. You could not provide a better breeding ground. It’s as if Johnson has formed a pact with covid. He’ll help it spread like mad, throw up new variants and kill another hundred thousand, as long as it guarantees to buy him unlimited numbers of wallpaper!

Can you make deals with viruses like you can with the devil? Did he have to meet it at the crossroads at midnight? Or cut his hand and exchange blood?

We’ll never know.

I wonder how many dead we’ll have by next year?

I wonder how many of our kids will be severely damaged by Long Covid?

As he is loathe to introduce vaccination of kids he has gone for infection in order to achieve herd immunity!

Remember herd immunity? That’s what we set out to do at the beginning of the pandemic – when they modelled it and found it might kill a few million!!

Pile p the bodies! Ignore the pings! Cash is what matters! Roll up Tory donors there are lucrative contracts to be signed!!

Let Rome burn! I’m busy fiddling!!

Well I for one will be locking back down tomorrow. I shall be organising home deliveries and not going inside anywhere. One was enough!!

Prison day is upon us.

Stay safe. The beginning is nigh!!

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