It was a lot warmer today – I know – I’m obsessed with temperature – but I don’t like the cold!!
We walked into Driffield in order to get our booster jabs. All went well. They stuck a spike in my arm but it didn’t hurt too bad. I’ve now got this radio going in my head. It’s like the vaccine has given my brain the power of detecting radio waves. Very useful. If only I could get it to tune to the right stations – like Doc at The Radar Station would be fine. I wish Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates would stop whispering in my ear though.
We walked back home after scones with lashing of jam and cream and a cup of creamy coffee. I’ve been working on the Beefheart book all afternoon and listening to a dollop of Townes Van Zandt.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland there is a glimmer of hope. Johnson’s bubble is busy bursting. His approval ratings are diving and Labour and Tories are now neck and neck. Just wait until after the winter when the reality of Brexit really hits home. The tax rises, rising prices, national insurance hike, soaring power prices and various shortages will start to hit home. We’ll see how much the British Public like all the wealth of the country being given to Tory donors and shoved tax-free into the Cayman Islands.
Johnson has been covering his incompetence up – blaming everything on the EU, claiming it’s all Coronavirus, saying there are worldwide supply problems and borrowing billions and billions to shore up the holes in the economy caused by Brexit. He can only get away with that for so long. The rest of the world aren’t suffering the same supply problems. They are laughing at us. They think we’re fools for electing such a stupid fool. We are. Brexit is a major mistake. Our prestige around the world has toppled. We were regarded highly. They now think we’re all crazy.
It’s the same in the USA. The useless idiot that Johnson models himself on – the Orange Dictator – he’s got away with murder. He incited an insurrection and is still walking free!! Unbelievable. Even worse is that there is a possibility that the nutcase could find himself elected again in 3 years time. The Republican Party is unrecognisable. It has been taken over by mad Trumpists with no morality who are busy rigging the system. Unless the Democrats start sorting things out there will never be democracy there again!! Voter suppression, rigging voting, putting in officials to miscall results. You’d think that the Republicans Trumpists had won the election. The Dems are running scared and letting them get away with it. Wake up America!!
Wake up UK!! Our own Trumplite is busy taking over institutions and rigging things over here and the gullible public are lapping up the lies and propaganda. It’s amazing that any of them, apart from Tory Donors who are doing very nicely, believe this chance of a conman is doing a good job.
We were in correspondence with someone who is an antivaxxer. They described having a vaccination as putting poison into their body. They said it was untested. That the long-term effects are unknown.
Sheer ignorance. People don’t understand science. I blame it on the education system. A vaccine stimulates your own immune system. It’s not putting any poison in your body. It is coaxing your own immune system to prepare to fight off the disease. The vaccine will be gone in days.
It is true that some people react badly and have an allergic reaction. That is true for any medicine. People die from aspirin and paracetamol. But worldwide the number of deaths from vaccines is around 20,000 (that may or may not be directly attributable to the vaccine). The number of deaths from covid is 5,108,246. I know which poses the greatest risk. 20,000 deaths (most of which would be due to factors that would have killed them anyway) are a tragedy but nowhere near as big a risk as catching covid. The risk of dying from not being vaccinated is thousands of times higher
There have been 7.41 doses of vaccine given worldwide. The hospitals are not full of people with adverse reactions to their jabs. They are full of people dying or being seriously ill from covid.
We’re in the midst of a major pandemic. We all have added risk of dying. The risk from not being vaccinated is so much greater – thousands of times greater.
Our antivaxxer believes that the immune system can be boosted to fight off viruses. Good luck. Try injecting yourself with smallpox, black death or polio and see if your immune system is good enough.
As for me. I have just had my third jab and I’ll take my chances with good science rather than mumbo jumbo. Mind you, I am eating well and taking vitamin D and C to boost my immune system. A healthy immune system can make a difference – nowhere near as good as a vaccine though. I would suggest looking at history and the enormous death rates from infectious diseases. Quack remedies did not seem very effective.
So, yesterday there were another 38,900 more cases with 157 deaths. Doesn’t sound like it’s going down to me!!
I thought it might be good to see how well our bungling government is doing compared to a few others:
The UK – 143,256 deaths
New Zealand – 33
Australia – 1,862
Singapore – 562
Spain – 87,673
Germany – 97,623
So we’ve had about 46,000 more deaths than Germany!!! But we’re an island and they’ve got massive porous borders. It should be much easier to control here – if the incompetent idiots hadn’t left our borders unchecked!!!
When do they expect this pandemic to be over???
The most optimistic think it’ll all be over next year in 2022. The most pessimistic are saying 2026!! In reality, nobody knows. It all depends on vaccines, medicines and mutations. We could get a killer variant or we could get a benign variant.
So stay safe!! We need to help protect the planet from the greedy pigs running the world!!