And the Germans are onto it, with their Teutonic logic. They are working out ( correctly ) that the number of deaths as a percentage of the whole population is tiny. They won’t be prepared for their economy to wither for the sake of losing the old and sick.
They’ll be the first Nation to resume business as usual and accept the casualties as unfortunate.
They have a bit of previous form when it comes to ‘ necessary deaths ‘.
My Aunty sent this message yesterday.
Yes Russ been very poorly. Doctor been ringing me every day, haven’t been able to breath couldnt get any oxygen into my lungs, never been so frightened. Nothing any one can do other then take you to hospital and put you on a vent. I really didn’t want that if I could help it. My GP has given me a reassured talking to every day. which made me feel a little better. .Yesterday and today I can breathe much better thank god,still very little voice,been sat in the garden in the sun for 2hrs today, in the nice fresh mountain air Russ, so on the mend now .What about you Russ, you keep more than safe, you don’t need this.Thinking about you ,your mum rang yesterday , she was shocked. I think i know how I got the virus, probably because I‘ m an NHS worker. I will have a test next week to see that I am clear hopefully xxxxx
Pia’s lovely mum too has had it, and is recovering, thankfully too.
Stay at home folks.
I see that Boris is in Social Assholeation then…..
( and yes, I made that word up ! – remember where you heard it first! )
Having ( wisely perhaps ) Pre empted the rush on hair clippers and hair cutting scissors by buying both, Wendy cut loose on my hair yesterday…. it’s not like I’m bothered by the outcome particularly ( well it grows back doesn’t it ?! ) but I did note how much she seemed to enjoy it! She was chuckling all the way through, and reckoned she has a knack.
Looks alright to me tho, actually. I see a Money saving trend here!
A while back I bought a hair laser at home device too, so no need for beauticians visits either ( even if they were available ) .. go us then! We may come out of this looking bloody gorgeous, you never know.
Or dead, obviously.
Jesus the questions being asked and read out on the BBC….
‘ should I drink a drink that someone has just sneezed on ?’
Errr. Well what would you normally do?? How often has this happened to you in your lifetime so far? Ffs..
Im going to phone in. ‘ Can I clean my teeth with the bog brush that has just cleaned the toilet in which someone who has had the virus has just had a dump in ?’
Feeling a bit claustrophobic in the lockdown?
The thing is that I’m used to catastrophic lifestyle restrictions. 7 years now.
For me and those like me it’s not anything like the shock you are going thro. I’m used to this shite.
Perhaps now you get it ( a bit ) ?
“Darling…fancy putting on a nurses uniform”?
“Ooh, cheeky boy…you feeling horny”?
“Nah…we’ve run out of bread”!
This is what’ll happen in the absence of a cure of vaccine.
Most countries have acted far too slowly to contain Covid 19. People aren’t following social distancing guidelines and in any case are still going to work and mixing with many, many people. There are thousands of super spreaders who don’t even know they have the virus. All those contaminated take it home to their families and they all contract it too. It’s not going to be containable as a consequence.
Big business and the young don’t consider it their problem. Why should they alter their practices/ lifestyles when it’s not something they are going to even be ill from? The victims aren’t predominantly people at work, so why should they be concerned? I know that when I had my injury, ‘ the business ‘ had no emotional reaction. ‘ The business ‘ only worried about itself, not about me. It just made adjustments to carry on, with me as a casualty, and very dispensable.
The old and the sick ARE dispensable to modern society. People who aren’t old and sick themselves by and large don’t care about those that are, unless it’s immediate family ( and not even necessarily then )
This epidemic will kill millions over the next few months. Because people aren’t complying with social distancing, the infected numbers will far exceed the capacity of the health systems to cope. Therefore soon hospitals will have to start choosing who is ‘ worth treating’ and who isn’t. The doctors and nurses contract it through over exposure and die too, further reducing the health services ability to treat large numbers. So many will die, and soon.
As the fit, young and healthy will be unaffected, the world will soon just adjust to the ‘ new normal ‘ and accept death, as it does in war time.
Big Pharma drug companies will be absolutely besides themselves just now, scrabbling to find a vaccine, as if Covid kills off the sick, their ‘ market ‘ will be massively diminished. Big Pharma exists to sell drugs to keep the sick going ( not to cure them, but to keep them going – and dependant on their medications, on which they spend billions each year ) God forbid the virus kills off all the sick… the ‘ health’ businesses will go bankrupt.
Ironically of course, once this peak of infection kills millions, the hospitals will have far fewer patients in them than it did before all this started. Society will have been ‘ cleansed ‘ of the sick. Care homes and hospices will be virtually empty. The top layer of society ( age wise ) will have been sliced off. There’ll be an awful lot of middle aged people who suddenly find themselves inheriting their elderly parents assets, and there are many who will be quietly happy about that. When people see the potential upsides of death, mindsets alter.
So the world is about to go through MASSIVE changes.
Businesses will carry on.
Wealth will be redistributed from the old to the young.
Big Pharma will take a massive knock and it’ll become all about finding the Covid Cure, so that they can rebuild their businesses.
The Care Industry will go bust.
Hospitals will have far less patients.
The environment will benefit through there being less people who need energy and consumables.
Death will become normal.
Health will ( should ) improve, simply because society will realise that if you don’t take care of yourself and let your body become obese / hypertensive/ diabetic then the virus will kill you off.