Another Lockdown

The PM was supposed to have his conference at 5pm. Tardy as usual in everything he touches, he was an hour and a half late.
This was probably to get the little diagrams and pretty colours up and running to show what a total mess we’re in, projected or actual.
I’m not a scientist. Apart from Maths, the sciences were not my thing at school. But I see the numbers.
Looking at the graphs provided, headway was being made after the peak……………… until TPTB opened up the country and the numbers started to rise again……..  and still are.
Currently 1, 011,660 infected, a rise of 21, 915 in 24 hours and 46,555 dead, up by 326.

As from Thursday, the country will be in lockdown until December 2nd.
Except it’s not enough, not that I would like to be in a position to make those decisions.
The UK is an island…………. block people coming in or going out of the country and you have a fighting chance of containing the virus (IMHO).
But BoJo hasn’t done that, so people can come back from their holidays abroad, or come here FOR their holidays and bring The Bug from Hell with them.

Key points this time are:
We are to stay at home and work from home wherever possible.
Only go out for exercise, shopping, medical appointments.
(Hurrah. My mammogram still stands then)
No mixing with other households.
Non essential shops and businesses to close.
Pubs, restaurants and clubs to close, except for takeaways.
The furlough system to be extended until December.
Schools, colleges and universities to stay open.
Manufacturing and construction businesses to stay open.
Shielding guidelines will not be reinstated.

No mention of social distancing,
No mention of wearing masks.

The press will be full of the details tomorrow.
What do I think?

We’ll keep doing what we have been as that’s all we can do.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Another Lockdown

  1. Michael says:

    I’m surprised there was no mask mandate as that appears to be a very effective way of controlling the spread. But do what you are doing Di and stay safe.

  2. Round #2 – good reference: ‘Bug from Hell’. The #s are rising in the states too going backwards in progress and reading the news ‘terrifies’ us. We average citizens are at the mercy of politicians, scientists, truths, fake news, etc. – God Help Us!!

    • Yep. They’re gonna kill us all. We’ve felt that we’re on our own for months and common sense from our so called leaders comes in the form of the stock market and profit.

  3. I’m with you on the travelers. I’m not a scientist either but if each region would try to operate without all the comings and goings maybe they can contain it. We have the same mess here

  4. mimfilip says:

    I agree with your comments, especially about your PM. Australia, also an island has been able to get a level of control on the pandemic, by closing its borders. Returning citizens have to pay for hotel quarantine for 2 weeks. Internal border restrictions between some states are only just being lifted. If you are going to go HARD on this you have to go all the way. I will continue to look forward to reading your posts. Stay strong.

    • Thank you. Australia and NZ were able to stamp on it by closing their borders, but our wimpy lot didn’t and now we’re paying for it. My brother is in NZ and in a high risk category. He is doing OK, but I worry.

  5. Sadje says:

    Badly mishandled situation

  6. murisopsis says:

    It is a tough stand to take but I have to think that closing borders is the logical thing to do. We are keeping to ourselves and wearing masks. There have been another couple positives that touch our lives – Sparky’s sister is a nurse and she just tested positive. Another choir member tested positive and now the choir has cancelled practices and won’t be singing at church (which is a relief to me) so that frees up Sparky’s Wed. nights… We do our best to stay out of harm’s way but I feel like it is just a matter of time before we get exposed and/or sick from this virus.

  7. Jen Goldie says:

    One of our problems here in Canada is Canadians can still fly to the USA and back easily. The Canadian border is shut down completely, to US travel until at least the end of November.(which is great!) but the Canadians who fly there, get exposed to Covid. IMO that’s crazy! Even if they quaratine themselves when they get back, they are still risking the health of others. From the airport they either take a taxi or someone picks them up.

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