It’s still mighty cold, wet and miserable here in Yorkshire. How long until summer?? Can’t wait. I don’t like winter!!
I stayed in and edited my Captain Beefheart book, played some Larry Williams and then went out for an extended lunch with friends in defiance of covid. It seems strange. But I guess that being triple vaccinated must provide good cover until the Omicron variety establishes itself. We might have a narrow window of opportunity!!
Back home I’m about to do a bit more editing and then watch some Sens8 on TV. Quite enjoying this Sci-fi series.
Meanwhile out in Coronaland, our lying leader says that no covid rules were broken with the parties (yes – no longer a party – more than 1) that he and fellow Tories held last November and December. DuuuuuHHHH????? How can that be?
Last November and December the country was in strict lockdown. We were not allowed to gather. There was to be no mixing at all – punishable with big fines.
Now, let me see, which part of that is hard to understand??? No gathering. Strictly banned. Enforced with big fines. All pretty straightforward.
Who brought these laws in? The Tory government.
So who chose to break the law? The Tory government.
In clear breach of the law of the land that they had themselves just brought in they chose to break the law and hold drinks parties in Number 10.
So families were prohibited from meeting up, dying relatives could not be visited, friends and lovers were kept apart, all enforceable by law and brought in by the Tories, but Boris Johnson thought that it was perfectly OK for him to have a bunch of colleagues round for a party or two.
On the face of it that doesn’t sound terrible – until you start thinking about the massive impact that had on people, the huge mental strain, the way families and lovers were kept apart. Until you start thinking about the huge fines doled out to people who held drinks parties in defiance of the law; the way they were, at the behest of the government, raided and arrested. The fuss there was over people out walking their dogs too far from home.
Yet, the government who made the laws clearly felt that the law did not apply to the likes of them. This wasn’t even Dominic Cummings visiting a castle; this was a party in Number 10.
Talk about arrogant entitlement!!
So today there was another 50,573 new cases with another 143 deaths. It’s building for Christmas – and this is before Omicron kicks in.
Speaking of Omicron (and the brilliance of our £37 billion track and trace teams) the number of cases doubled yesterday. It went up by 75 to 150. At that rate of increase in two weeks time we’ll have two and a half million cases!!
The new variant is more transmissible, infects people that have had the disease easily, avoids vaccines and will put us back to square one very quickly.
The good thing about it is that it may not be as lethal. We’ll see.
We could see ourselves back in a strict lockdown before Christmas. Scientists are saying that the pandemic could last five years. We might have to wait until March to get a vaccine against the variant.
Looks a bit messy.
So what action are we taking to stop this happening?? – er… none.
Where is our leader?? Er….. nowhere.
We’re back to ignoring experts and keeping fingers crossed.
I reckon we’ve got a small window where us fully vaccinated are relatively safe but as soon as the Omicron starts to spread I’m locking down!!
Do as they say – not as they do!! The laws are for you – not for them!!
Stay Safe!! Remember to do as you’re told!!