We are supposed to be approaching the peak of virus infections, yet deaths continue to rise here.
Is it any wonder? The Police are having to break up house parties, social gatherings in the streets, and even quite large organised ‘gigs’. Youngsters are still seen in groups even here in Beetley, sitting around, playing football, or walking just inches apart.
Underground trains are still overcrowded in most cities, and many shops have yet to introduce measures to enforce any kind of safe social distancing.
And if any of us think it is still dangerous here, look what is going on abroad.
Churches are flouting the rules in America, with ridiculously criminal evangelical preachers claiming that they can ‘blow away’ the virus. They are encouraging their congregations to shake hands and hug, telling them that God will protect them. Then they take the collections, and fill their coffers with money from the dazed and confused. Some states in the USA are on the verge of catastrophe, yet the residents are complaining that not being able to go and have their hair cut, or a pedicure, is an infringement of their ‘human rights’. Even the president of America acts as if it will all be fine and dandy in ten days or so. He should be leading that nation using commonsense, instead of leading it over a precipice.
What is it with them? Group hysteria? Collective insanity? Or just good old plain ignorance and stupidity.
In India, parts of South-East Asia, and in most African countries, street markets continue to be packed with shoppers, and public transport is full to overflowing. As cases begin to increase in number even in the remotest parts of the planet, those in the most populous appear to have the same mentality as lemmings running off a cliff.
I don’t think this is anywhere near over. It feels to me as if the rest of the world is just catching up with China and Europe. Sadly, it is going to be with us for a very long time yet. Despite that, I am listening to a government spokesman on the news claiming that “the worst should be over in two weeks”. I feel as if I am the only sane person in an asylum.
It can’t happen to you, you think? Well I am here to tell you that you are very wrong.