HAPPY NEW YEAR
Posted on 31st December 2021
Well this damn virus is everywhere and I’m sure the reported cases no-way reflect the real numbers but we can all be grateful that for most people who get the virus the symptoms are relatively mild. In my family there was a mild panic when my youngest daughter got the virus and that this meant that I might have been exposed. Earnest antigen and PCR tests followed and, as it transpired, boosters, infusions, Hepa filters, and maybe even timing, helped my wife and I dodge the bullet. However it did ram one thing home. In so many cases it is nobody’s fault they got the virus. Virus-guilt within a family circle is very real and upsetting. It gave us all some idea what families throughout the country are enduring. I am not sure when as a nation we are going to arrive at the peak of infection and it is clear that it is not just the health service that is under severe strain but all services. Until it passes everybody should exercise caution. In the midst of this crisis it would be helpful to the national morale if one felt that somebody in government was in charge. Instead we are greeted in the national newspapers by grinning figures from the Dept. of Foreign Affairs celebrating and breaking government rules in the middle of a pandemic. It sends out the wrong message. No wonder people are angry. Is there anything good to come out of all of this – actually, yes. At the rate the virus is ripping through the population we might establish herd immunity more rapidly than was anticipated. In the meantime, batten down the hatches.