There is a glimmer of hope in this blighted isle.
Yesterday there was a large demonstration in Dublin protesting against the wearing of face nappies. It was only a matter of time before people started to revolt against the widespread laws and restrictions that have torn normal life asunder. I’m just surprised it didn’t happen earlier in the year.
Another notable item of news yesterday which in my book is far more important is an article by a high ranking doctor –
At last there is someone prepared to stick their head above the parapet and say what a lot of us have been thinking for a long time. The hysterical over-reaction to a bit of a virus has baffled me from the start. Okay, it’s a new strain of flu that we haven’t seen before. Okay it’s quite contagious and can be infectious even if the victim is asymptomatic, but is this reason enough to destroy an economy and condemn people to misery and even death?
Remove the restrictions. Let the virus do its worst. It may be a nasty dose of flu but sooner or later we’ll have to learn to live with it. They talk about “defeating” it by imposing “social distancing” and lockdowns but you can’t defeat a virus. It will just linger until there is an opportunity to infect again. All they have really done is to postpone the infection rate until the beginning of the normal flu season which is going to cause chaos as the medical profession frantically tries to discern the difference between the two flu strains. What difference does it make whether you have the “old” flu or the “new” one? The symptoms are much the same and by all accounts the death rate will also be much the same also.
We live in interesting, if somewhat hysterical times.