Now I know I am getting on in years and maybe my knife is no longer the sharpest in the drawer but I find this a bit of an oxymoron?
By my feeble understanding, to beat someone [or something] means to win. The contest is over. The opponent is no longer a threat. It’s the end of the fight. So to beat someone [or something] again surely means that the initial victory was purely in the mind of the victor? You can’t eradicate something twice. You can’t die twice.
Sadly our health professionals can’t seem to grasp the concept that the Virus cannot be beaten. I suppose in theory if every single person on the planet was isolated for a fortnight the Virus actually would cease to exist [along with the world’s population who have all now died of thirst] but it only takes one infected person to start the whole circus all over again.
Out mob here in Ireland certainly seem to be under the impression that they can achieve the impossible. They want us to go into total lockdown once more or, as they prefer to call it now, Level 5. I knew we’d have trouble once they had “levels” to play with, just like naming the wind.
Doctors are like any other profession – they tend to see the worst. Car mechanics only see faulty cars. Computer technicians only see faults and viruses. It’s only natural for doctors to only see life from their perspective, so I don’t really blame them. It’s their job to make people well again.
But they do need to step back and take a look at the wood and forget about individual trees.