According to our health expert –
Mr Reid said Ireland had come “a long way from the dark days of January. […] there are “brighter days” ahead”
Of course he is correct. I’m just surprised he hasn’t noticed this little phenomenon before. As some of us know, it down to the Earth having an axis that isn’t vertical to the plane of its orbit. It gives us that little known phenomenon we call Summer and Winter. And yes, he is indeed correct – brighter days are ahead as we haven’t yet quite reached the Summer Solstice,
Our little country is going through a bit of a change at the moment. People are actually enjoying themselves despite some very confusing advice. We are told that fresh air is great for us, but as soon as we go out to enjoy a bit of rare sunshine we’re told we’re bad, photographs appear on the Interweb and Twitter lights up telling us we are all selfish bastards and are killing people. The councils’ solution to this outdoor business is to cordon off bits of cities so we can’t enjoy the fresh air. The crowds just move somewhere else and the council has to fence that place too. By the end of summer there’ll be more fencing in Dublin than shops.
There was a bit of a row about all us filthy proletariat dirtying up the streets and pissing in shop doorways and Dublin Council said they wouldn’t install extra toilets and litter bins because they would only attract more people. “Put your coat on Mary! We’re going into Dublin to see all those new toilets and bins!” Strange logic?
Naturally all this sunshine and happiness is too much for old MiseryGuts who once again strays into meteorology and astronomy –
The Delta variant remains “a cloud on the horizon,” according to Dr Holohan
I presume he means the Indian variant but that aside, I can assure him that the cloud is caused by the current low atmospheric pressure but that is predicted to rise shortly thereby banishing those clouds. He worries much too much.
One little quote has me a little concerned –
Dr de Gascun said the data was reassuring but that vigilance was still required to ensure no superspreader event occurred.
A Superspreader Event? Wow! Has some evil bastard filled a tank of Virus mixed with pig shit? That’s just plain nasty.
Don't you feel dirty, linking to the Irish times directly from your blog ?
All links are thoroughly disinfected and washed before use.
This is welcomed news. I can now skip "masking up" before opening the site. It was getting to be a bit of a pain having to cut a hole in the mask for a pipe bit to fit through.
Indian variant is now the Kappa variant. The UK one, which came from Spain, is the Alpha variant. Like anyone gives a monkeys re the WHO classification when we can stereotype whole subcontinent.
I'm thinking that as long as there is money to be made from this; the number of variants will be without end.
With all the washing and disinfection you have done, you washed the like button away! I don't want to sit and think about how I'm going to rate a post. I just want to show you I read it!
Don't blame me! Blame an update to the system that screwed things up. I seem to have fixed it anyway,
Thought your picture was of our Parliament or your Dáil – the output in the picture is remarkably similar to the output from those bodies.