A second lockdown in England may last longer than the four weeks outlined by Boris Johnson, admitted Michael Gove.
The Prime Minister has decided to prohibit household mixing and shutter pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops, but that came six weeks after scientific advisers first urged him to do so.
Following months of insistence to the contrary and on the day it was due to end, Boris Johnson also announced the furlough scheme would be extended throughout the shutdown period, while scientists warned the Government to use this time well and fix the ailing £12 billion test and trace system.
Meanwhile, data shared with a news outlet disclosed that tens of thousands of NHS staff are presently off sick or self-isolating because of COVID 19, but this is going to keep occurring.
Boris Johnson talked of nature yesterday, this is nature we have to let take its course, and I hope that nobody else out there loses someone but there’s a slim possibility that they could, but we might have to take some risks so that we can get on with our lives.
What we need is a vaccine and then there are no guarantees that it will work effectively for everyone.
When it’s a natural existing virus we can rely on the body to create antibodies, but this virus isn’t creating antibodies, which mean that it possibly wasn’t a naturally occurring virus and it’s been designed to evolve.
We now have to use common sense and take precautions by wearing a mask, social distance, wash your hands, use hand sanitiser, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, exercise, get plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
But we must also protect those who are most vulnerable to this virus – it doesn’t have to be 100 per cent one way or the other, but common sense is a wonderful thing.
There is always some evidence out there, but at the moment no evidence can be trusted as conclusive.
Perhaps soon there will be clearer ideas about it all, but doctors, scientists and Government all need to agree, but at the moment they’re all saying different things and delivering different facts.
And the return of the virus in its second wave demonstrates that this pandemic is definitely not over and increased cases are already emerging here in the United Kingdom.
Publishing half-truths and ignoring reality will not prevent the virus from killing thousands more people and at the moment we are just learning to live with this virus, but we still have to get on with our lives, which means that everything we do will be a risk.
Boris Johnson has from Thursday now locked us down until December 2nd, so he’s thrown us a bone and then he will tell us that we’ve done great as a nation, that we’ve united and come together, but that we would be stupid and foolish to unlock now and to unlace all the hard work we’ve done together as a nation and he will add another four-week lockdown, and as a reward, we’ll get Brexit, with no time whatsoever to prepare – lucky us!
And then when the vaccine is ready, if it ever is, everyone can join societies line up to take it. And those that have read about it and refuse to take it will be yelled at by the snarling sheep that they’re being selfish.
However, until halfwit Boris Johnson gets the track and trace programme sorted it will be a case of lockdown after lockdown, and of course, lockdown takes slight pressure off the NHS momentarily, but once lockdown is lifted it’s back to square one again and again.