I apologise if what I’m about to say frightens anyone. Those that know me will understand that I am normally blunt and straight to the point. There is absolutely no pleasant way I can put this point of view across without it causing some people to worry. I think we have lost the battle when it comes to controlling the virus. We may just have to ride it out which is what they did back in the times we had the last one. We haven’t had one in our lifetime but previously the former ones consisted of the population at the time living through the effects and deaths that the pandemic brought to this country.
We should have a better chance with modern medicine but right now it doesn’t seem to be that way. We don’t have a definite solution, even the vaccine is questionable in regard to protection against the new strain which has mutated. I’m not saying that we should just resign ourselves to our potential fates. We should continue to be careful to avoid infecting each other. We can’t control everything though. The more we try to control anything, the more life tends to kick back at us. There is a point where our actions just have no effect on external circumstances whatsoever. I’m not a huge believer in anything our government says, whether it’s to do with the virus or anything else, but we have to face what is happening around us. We can see it with our own eyes without listening to government. I can’t say that I’m not afraid on some level when it comes to the potential consequences of the virus pandemic. I just don’t let that fear consume my thoughts. There’s plenty of other things to worry about in the context of every day life. I don’t feel well at the moment. I’m not going to jump to the conclusion that I’ve somehow picked up the virus. There are many things that can cause illness in general. I am resting when I get headaches. Sleeping is sometimes the best way to get over the effects of illness. I felt awful earlier. I’m feeling a lot better now after getting home, having a bath and going to bed. I’m hoping that I feel normal when I wake up in the morning. I’m refusing to get worried to the extreme about whether I will catch the virus when I go out. I am lucky that I don’t have to work due to being on long term disability. I think it’s harder for those that involve jobs where they work around others or with others. The supermarket is a breeding ground for strangers accidentally passing on the virus… the staff are even more exposed than customers. The nhs workers are unfortunately the closest proximity to those that are infected. Some of them have worn all the protective equipment and taken the required precautions but still contracted the virus. Some of them also have since passed away from the effects of the virus. We can try to avoid the inevitable. We could still get struck down by this thing regardless of our actions to avoid becoming a statistic of this pandemic. I know this next bit sounds lame. We just have to try to survive for however long the virus lingers around us. We don’t have other options guaranteed to prevent us from contracting it. The vaccine isn’t even guaranteed to work for everyone. We just have to hope for the best while expecting the worse. If we make plans for the worse case scenarios then at least we can say that we are somewhat prepared for whatever the remainder of the pandemic has in store for us. The above isn’t ideal. In ‘normal’ circumstances we would have more power and control over everything. The new normal is going to be far from the old normal for a while longer.