Last week the English government confirmed I was in a priority group for a vaccine. Now I'm not. I'm just more likely to get Covid very badly, but not die. I've been being quite careful & obedient. Now, I somehow feel less inclined to comply.
Just finished watching "Greenland". Good to hear the CQ calls at the end. Ham radio forever! #NAHams
Also listened to this today - a call with a lady in hospital & on a Covid ward. It was not an easy listen. Actually gave me flashbacks to having to leave my Mum in hospital, in a corner bed, curtains pulled across, when she was weak, having trouble swallowing & no strength to press her call bell. No other options, even though I asked the nurses. Next morning: dead Mummy & docs saying “we didn’t think she was that ill”.
Pointed out to me by a sane Twitter-pal earlier today.
@DefundBBC: BBC lockdown home-schooling programme tells 9-year-olds there are 'over 100 genders'
Aaand out for a walk & told to back up down a pathway so someone can come out. “Still too close”. Better when she actually said she wanted to turn right onto the road. Then she comes out all masked up “you should act like you’ve got it”. Fine - perhaps she should stay home then. Don’t know how long I can hold my temper in - already. Grrr.
Sigh. Lockdown looms again, I suspect. Tomorrow I make the 300 mile drive home, after a couple of weeks spent with my “bubble” household. Real humans!! Back to solitude and probably a shitty few months. Still, at least I will be able to listen to No Agenda again - bit difficult to do with friends around.
I see the UK media are ramping up the fear factor ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled review of Covid restrictions. In a very British way, though. “Extreme concern”.
And yet elsewhere I read that the UK variant isn’t producing increased transmission elsewhere. Data issue perhaps? Or hyper-sensitive testing.
Meanwhile I’m having the most sociable Christmas I’ve ever had. In my perfectly legal “bubble”.
Here's a little thing I did this week. So good to get back to accompanying again.
Friend, earlier: "have booked us tickets for Wednesday" - just for a day out at s National Trust country park, as it is forecast to stop raining next week.
Media: "National lockdown being planned to start next Wednesday".
Where I live: infections/deaths all significantly below national average, despite an older population.
@hazardwarning in some places, @mydnyghtrose in others. Here, just me. M6VNS, rig permitting.
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