Thursday 26 March 2020

Day 10 of self-isolation

One sister-in-law has the virus, although we can't be sure because there's no testing. But she has bad symptoms.

One nephew has the virus (very probably).

My first thought was selfish - we haven't been in contact with them for at least two weeks. My second thought was, it's getting closer. Soon, every family will be touched. Hopefully not fatally, but at least,with people knocked down for a week or two.

I've been exploring Youtube a lot; there's some great stuff there if you rummage around. I've watched all the Buster Keaton silent movies.

America looks to me like they still aren't taking this seriously; Trump is saying that he hopes the churches will be full on April 12. I hope to be visited by a unicorn, but realistically, it isn't going to happen. New York is turning into a disaster area. Ford is saying that they might be able to go into production for ventilators by June. This is a good reason for delaying the spread of the virus for as long as possible, but some USA politicians are saying that maybe it's worth sacrificing a few million Americans if that gets the economy moving again.

I'm so glad I don't live in America..

Italy, Spain and France are still disaster areas, but Germany is doing relatively well. 474 deaths in the UK, so far.

In the UK, we're doing as well as can be expected medically, and we're hoping to get 3.5 million Covid-19 test kits soon (meaning, a week or two). We'll see. But we're not doing well economically; the self-employed are being thrown under the bus.

Ventilator usage is still under control; we're at 50% capacity, so let's hope we can hang on there. And the Excel Centre is going to become a 4000 place hospital in the middle of London.

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