- 28 Jun 2017
- Singing alone in the north stand ;)
So you think Boris should have taken a leaf from Trump's book and stuck his fingers in his ears and sang "La La La" whilst thousands of people died? Wow...It's a good post, but I do have to question the assumption that ventilator beds equate to Covid. You can't assume that. People end up on ventilators from pneumonia and flu too as well as other conditions.
My fear is that we are adopting all these measures (that are grotesquely expensive and storing up enormous health problems for years with its massive impact on everyone but especially the vulnerable (alzheimers, stress, depression, cancer, delayed operations etc)), for a problem that isn't actually any worse for the majority of the population than pneumonia or the flu. I admit to being strongly opposed to lockdowns, yet I can also see some justification for initially preferring this route (despite grotesque expense) because we didn't know enough about the virus at the time.
In my opinion if just one political party had strongly opposed the lockdown we wouldn't have taken such drastic steps. The government bottled it, the other political parties bottled it and nobody still wants to take responsibility. When we start paying for all this madness there is going to be one hell of a reckoning.
Currently the number of people with COVID is doubling every 7-8 days which is a scary stat, local "lockdowns" are being largely ignored by large numbers of people (because they think it's a hoax, or not serious or whatever)
Going into pubs, shops etc you see more and more people without masks or ignoring one way systems simply because they aren't taking it seriously - sure those people may well get something like "flu" if they catch it but what about the people they give it to? Are they all going to have a cold for a few days or be very very ill (or worse)?
Experts are now saying a vaccine may not be the answer and anit-body resistence only lasts a couple of months at best - so a return to a packed Etihad may be a very long way off...