I almost feel sorry for them.
The WHO say the “End of Covid Pandemic ‘In Sight’“.
In sight? Are they looking backwards through some strange time-warp? The epidemic ended months ago as far as Ireland is concerned. Masks are a thing of the past [except at the vet’s place for some strange reason]. Those tacky signs showing us what two metres are have disappeared. Those silly little stickers on shop floors indicating queuing spots are either gone or are being removed by dint of wear and tear. Social distancing is social once again. It’s a very long time since I heard anyone mention the Virus.
I was down with Doc the other day. Towards the end of the visit he tentatively asked if I wanted another booster. They advertised some months ago that I was eligible and urged all Wrinklies to take it. I just laughed. Doc laughed too. He knows me well.
I saw a thing somewhere that the EU have approved another Covid Vaccine suitable for the latest variant. Bully for them. They’re almost as bad as the WHO.
So does the WHO think we are still concerned? Are they living in some isolation bubble? Are they cocooning still because of The Big Bad Virus that’s going to kill us all?
They bring to mind the image of that kid standing lonely on the football field trying to play a game when all his mates have long buggered off home.
Mind you, I still see the occasional advertisement on the local television begging us to continue wearing masks. Their reasoning is that we may encounter someone pregnant or on chemotherapy and we have to save those lives of the “vulnerable”. RTE are obviously out of touch as well.
In the meantime I have finally posted my roofing grant application.
I’m more worried about that than any fucking virus.