Schools are starting to return from today.
There has been much hand-wringing and wailing and gnashing of teeth over how schools are supposed to operate with “social distancing” and crowding are concerned. Naturally the gubmint couldn’t make up their minds until the last second which means there is widespread confusion, and in the case of a few, a bit of blind panic.
I heard a doctor on the subject of kids and their illnesses last night. She spoke a lot of common sense which is unusual in this day and age. If your little brat has a runny nose, then bang him [or her] off to school because kids have runny noses as a matter of course. [I don’t call them Snot Gobblers for nothing.] If your rug-rat complains of feeling unwell then again bang him [or her] off to school. The little tyke probably just forgot to do some homework and is trying to escape the consequences. Only start worrying if the kid displays a multitude of symptoms [by which time the little brat will already have infected the entire class].
Now all of this is going to lead to some great fun in the near future. Kids get colds and occasionally get the flu. What’s the betting that schools are going to open and shut like a whore’s legs because of a blind panic over little Tarquin or baby Samantha coming to school with the odd sneeze? How can a teacher possibly differentiate between a common cold and the Dreaded Lurgy? My money is on them going into a tailspin of panic every time.
Later in the year the great fun will start. We will enter the normal flu season and people are going to start getting the ordinary flu. How are they going to differentiate between the common or garden flu and the Lurgy? They won’t be able to as the symptoms are virtually identical and even doctors will have a hard time doing a proper diagnosis. The Coronovirus is, after all is said and done a coronavirus. Every case of annual flu is going to lead to a local panic and local “lockdowns” will become the norm.
I can see things going only one way – the widespread confusion and the plethora or lockdowns is just going to piss people off. Wildfire lockdowns will cause utter confusion and not a little anger. Already there are widespread signs of people just getting on with their lives and refusing to conform to “The New Normal”. They are just reverting to the old normal and fair play. With a bit of luck the Powers that Be will get pissed off with announcing new cases and grand totals on the news.
Bring it on, and the sooner the better.