Second Wave: Or Still The First?

Covid-19 is still making the news. A huge percentage of the British population is enduring a second lockdown, and President Trump has gone into hospital for treatment.

They are now talking up the ‘second wave’. Is it any wonder, when the bars and pubs opened here, and we were treated to videos of groups of (mainly young) people enjoying parties and fun-filled gatherings? Or when Mr Trump thought it was okay to have a presentation in the Rose Garden with nobody wearing masks, and all of the cuddling or chatting close together. Or when the schools were forced back, resulting in large numbers of infections almost immediately.

Then we have the various conspiracy theorists who claim it doesn’t exist, or if it does, it is not that serious. Yes, more people still die from cancer, heart attacks, and even road fatalaties all over the world. But is this a reason to blatantly ignore the advice of medical professionals, or to overturn the hard work of so many medical staff since January?

I doubt this is a second wave, as the first wave never went away. We now have the winter flu season to deal with, when so many people will have the symptoms associated with Covid-19. That will mean more demand for testing, and possibly more deaths being counted as Coronavirus related.

So please stay safe. Carry on abiding by the commonsense rules not to spread the virus, or contract it. And above all, don’t believe it isn’t real.

(This post was created using the new block Editor. I was unable to work out how to insert any images, but wil use this blog to try to learn how to use this pesky, hateful thing!)

27 comments

  1. Roland

    Hello Pete, a long delay in reading and commenting … am in the rural parts of Thuringia (Germany), having escaped from the small-mindedness of Australia. Stay well in these new dark ages

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  2. CarolCooks2

    I am wishing 2020 would come to a close quickly but will 2021 be any better with the fallout I am guessing we are in for a tough few years…:) x and there will still be the block editor anyone got a vaccine for that?… Just saying!

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  3. Heyjude

    It’s a mess Pete. I’ve just been chatting to my son in Queensland. They still have their borders closed to other states, but cases are only 3. Life is almost back to normal within the state, but he’s only working 2 days a week. It’s tough for the youngsters.

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    • beetleypete

      Watching the news, it does seem that younger people are more affected economically. But they were also responsible (and still are here) for flouting so many of the safeguards and rules. If they don’t get on board with the restrictions, it is never going to calm down.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. democratizemoney

    We want it to go away, but we refuse to take systematic action to accomplish that. I get out and wear a mask. I minimize my outings and won’t even get out to take a picture if there are people around without masks. I can not say that the number of people and traffic resembles a pandemic. It resembles the time before the pandemic. So, we are definitely stringing out this infection to keep it around as long as we can. That is a piss poor strategy. I think a discussion of waves, falls into the psychology that results in keeping the pandemic going. It will be over when we have proper means of preventing it and curing it, not before. However, we can minimize its spread and the resulting deaths if we just use common senes (but then I forget, we are humans šŸ˜¦ ). Warmest regards, Theo

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  5. toritto

    We are responsible for our own health and on our own Pete. No help for the out of work here. Airlines will lay off thousands soon. Foreclosures and evictions are on the horizon. I fear the worst is yet to come. Stay well.

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