Is it all doom and gloom?

At the risk of dripping on like an old tap, I truly do find it difficult to believe that the Covid-19 ‘flat earth’ deniers are still harping on about ‘conspiracies’ and falsified numbers.

Is it all doom and gloom? In all fairness, they do seem to have shifted their stance slightly and albeit reluctantly, now concede that there actually is a problem. However, never being able to admit they are totally in the wrong, they still maintain the number of cases to be grossly exaggerated. Well, just last weekend I witnessed a young lady from South Yorkshire in tears being interviewed on TV.

She was a hospital cleaner. This plainly distressed young lady was begging the more cynical members of the public to please take the virus more seriously. Why? Because the hospital cleaners were being traumatized by the ever-increasing numbers of body bags they had to clean for reuse!

Last Saturday the whole of South Yorkshire went on to Tier 3. This was after the local authorities had themselves pleaded with the government to raise the level in an effort to contain their huge rise in infections and deaths. Last Sunday there were 3,000 new cases and 174 deaths, in that area alone. Exaggerated or not, this could still reach around 1,200 deaths a week!

I would also like to reiterate to my social media trolls and dissenters, I am not paranoid. I am not a scaremonger and I am not fearful of becoming a victim. In fact, I’m pretty sure, with all my symptoms; I actually had the virus as far back as February. I’m writing this because I care about other people and consider the sceptics to be misled, naïve and downright dangerous.

For all our sakes toe the line, follow the rules, stop blaming the authorities-and do all you can to reduce the number of body bags that need to be cleaned for reuse! Having said all that, I do also believe that in general the virus is on the decline. (Yaaay). So many have caught it and recovered, it stands to reason that the disease is unable to spread among communities as easily as it did at the outset.

The numbers of reinfections reported are also so small to be almost negligible. Personally, I think we will now only see large outbreaks confined to specific areas. Those parts of the country that have already been hit heavily, will find their number of cases gradually begin to decline. The important thing is to keep numbers as low as possible so the medical facilities can cope.

If this means following the directives of the experts just a little longer, then so be it. I think that come the spring the whole nightmare will be all but over and we will be able to look forward to a New Year slowly returning to relative normality; hopefully without having obscene ‘no jab-no job’ experimental vaccines foisted upon us!

See, not all doom and gloom is it?

Keep the faith.

Love Leapy.

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