Our lot have finally lost it.
I almost feel some sympathy for our “medical experts”, but that is a very large almost. No, In fact I have no sympathy at all.
They had their heyday back in the start when the Virus first appeared. They again had a grand drama at the beginning of this year but we got tired of the constant gloomy faces and the doom laden pronouncements each evening.
They are now running around like the proverbial headless chickens in the face of this latest Variant. They honestly haven’t a clue what to do and are frantically issuing instructions that would baffle the sharpest minds. Take a PCR test. No. Don’t take a PCR test, take and antigen test instead. Take a test before going anywhere and then stay at home. If you feel unwell, isolate yourself and take a PCR test or an antigen test and stay there for five days, or seven days, or three days.
One of their latest dire warnings was that if we think we have the Virus then we probably have the Virus. So the Virus is thought induced? Infection by mind control? The 5G crowd are going to love that, not to mention the hypochondriacs.
They do overlook a couple of salient points in their panic.
Okay, I grant the so called infection rate is hitting the high notes. Over twenty thousand yesterday compared to the previous peak of eight thousand. That looks bad? A reason to panic?
But ICU patients are down. The figure has been steadily falling for a long time now. There are 88 patients, but last January there were over 200. A bit of a difference?
I grant that hospital rates are climbing again but 619 compared to last January’s figure of over 2,000 patients? Get a fucking grip!
Another point they seem to be overlooking is that for the last two years most of the country had been frantically wearing masks, washing their hands and “socially distancing”. While this may slow the spread of the Virus it also slows the spread of other viruses [virii?!]. People’s natural immunity hasn’t had a kick for two years so will be lower than normal. This is especially true for kids who are normally great at spreading infections around like confetti.
This latest variant seems to have all the bluster of the ordinary flu. Everyone who is supposed to be “vulnerable” has been punctured three times so for fucks sake just let it have its day. Let’s all get it [or if we have thought about it we’ve probably already had it]. A lot of us probably already have had it and dismissed it as a sniffle or a sore throat.
New Year’s Resolution – Just get back to normal, and consign the Virus to history.
With a cherry on top?