The Second Coming
The last couple of weeks have been quite remarkable simply in their unremarkability.
Nothing has really happened here at the Manor apart from an invasion of foreigners and some heavy machinery driving around the estate.
It looks like the second wave of the Virus has hit, precisely as the majority predicted. The Healthist Mob made loud noises about “beating the virus” and how successfully we had knocked it into submission but the dogs in the street were predicting the current wave from the very start. All they really succeeded in doing was to postpone the second wave to coincide with the start of the flu season. It’s no wonder there is now chaos.
So Christmas has been cancelled, along with Halloween and all the rest of the winter landmarks. I’m not shedding any tears. Maybe they’ll just revert to being quiet winter festivals as they were always meant to be without all the hysteria? But sadly I doubt it.
On thing that seems to be sadly in very short supply these days is plain old common sense. However I see there is a piece in the paper today which is very refreshing. Read it and shout Hurrah! Will our Lords and Masters pay any heed?
I’m not holding my breath.
Is it a second wave like we have in Germany?
Tests (total): 408,348
Positive from these: 36,885
Percentage: 9.03 %
Percentage: 0.86 %
Increase rate: under 1. R-Zero: under 1. Serious cases (hospitalized): 293. Population: about 83 million.
Hell of a second wave, that.
Not sure about Ireland, but here in Blighty “cases” is the “Number of people with at least one lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result”. Not that they were ill or infectious, or even actually had the virus at all (the false positive rate of maybe 1% probably accounts for a lot of the “cases”).
Similarly “deaths” is “people who had had a positive test result for COVID-19 and died within 28 days of the first positive test”. So, have a heart attack, go to hospital – where they will give you a Covoid test – die of heart failure and, lo, you are a Covid death.
Expect a surge in “deaths” as the huge spike in testing continues, and winter ‘flu victims start to get counted as Covid too…
Rhetorical question: why are these lying lairs still lying to us?
Stay “safe” now 😉
Te Irish Gubmint is certainly under the impression that there is a Second Wave in progress. Yesterday they stuck Donegal into a virtual lockdown [and blaming them foreign Unionists in the process]. Now they are threatening all of Wicklow [I think there were 6 further cases in the entire county yesterday! Wow!!]