Every so often our national broadcaster runs a story.
The characters change but the theme remains the same.
I refer of course to the interviews with someone who has lost a partner or parent to The Virus. I have the utmost sympathy for these people but I am getting a little tired of the subliminal [but obvious] message that This Could Be You.
The strange thing about these interviews is the similarity. We don’t hear that they all went to an all night rave, or got hammered in the local pub at a lock-in. None have been to a party or football match. They all say the same thing – “It was so shocking because we all abided by the regulations”. There was one sad case I remember where a young [by my standards] husband did everything right. He was obsessed with his two meters [or six feet, depending on your religion] and wore a mask everywhere. He celebrated Christmas dinner with the windows open and the appropriate distancing and wore his mask as soon as the meal was over. He scrubbed his hands on a regular basis, yet he caught the Virus and unfortunately died.
This is a sad story but the Powers That Be would want to watch themselves. They may want to pump out their constant alarmist message to abide by every regulation and recommendation but frankly I get a completely different message.
You might as well forget all their little rules about face masks and hand hygiene.
It doesn’t matter what the fuck you do or don’t do.
If the Virus wants you, it will get you.