Tuesday 5 January 2021

Day 295 of self-isolation - Here we go again

Here we go again

We're back to full lock down.  It's Groundhog day again. We're back to the lock down that we went through in March/April.

I'm not complaining, it's obviously the right thing to do, but there is one mistake - places of worship can stay open. What, did Boris negotiate an agreement with God? I can't play tennis with one other person, but a bunch of Covidiots can cram into a church to spread the word and the virus? Scotland has closed the churches - why not England? Do people think that God can't hear them pray unless they gather in Covid-spreading clusters?

The lock down is till mid February ... at least. So, here we go again.

The significant difference is that now we have vaccines, although there's a question over how long it'll take to roll them out. We're being told March, but we've heard so many optimistic stories from our world-beating government, that I'm more than a little sceptical.

Hospitalisations now are 40% higher than they were back in April, so we really do need this. The limitation that is important, is hospital places. And hospital places doesn't just mean "beds" - you can buy a bed in any furniture shop. The limitation is the medical staff and equipment needed to take care of patients in dire need for as long as it takes for their immune system to fight off the virus - or until the worst happens.

We'll certainly be following this new rule in our house, but then, we've been ahead of government rulings since last March.


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