Only 12 days? Jayzus but it seems like twelve months.
In theory, the restrictions end here next Sunday. On the other hand they have just passed a law which gives the police the power to arrest anyone [with a fine of €2,500 or a prison sentence of up to six months] for failing to follow guidelines. No one knows exactly what that means [least of all the police] so this should be fun.
Of course I have been wondering how all this will end.
Currently the rate of infection here is at the very least stable, and possibly on a slight decline. This is of course down to all the restrictive measures. So what will haven when they relax those measures?
The virus hasn’t gone away. It’s still out there [or even in here – I don’t know if I have it] and is just waiting for fresh meat. So people start mingling and there it goes on the rampage again. The infection rate will just shoot up again.
Are they going to continue those restrictions until there is a vaccination? That could be many months and probably into next year. That would be interesting.
Or are they just going to let the bug do its worst? Let nature take its course, cull all the weak and solve all the problems of an ageing population? they must be tempted to do that. Hospitals could relax as all the feeble – the potential patients – have been culled. The gubmint could relax as all those irritating old folk are dead and buried and are no longer a burden on the pension pot.
Don’t tell me they haven’t considered it……