Hi All. i hope you are all happily isolating. together or seperately. We in the Uk are nearly completing our fifth week with at least another two weeks to go. But it is likely things will gradually ease off after that. It will be gradually’ Probably some schools will open with restrictions and industry will start coming back in some form. The last thing will be hospitality, pubs, restaurants, cafes and any events with any sort of crowds. The likely hood is we will not have some sort of normality until a vaccine is available in mass production. I and my partner may be isolated in some form because of our ages for the rest of the year. It is a frightening prospect.
Anyway deaths and infections here have started to decline but only slowly so far.Problems remain in the accessibility of SSE not only for the front-line health workers but care workers and those in other essential trades. Apparently items like gowns are being reused. Deaths due to the virus are only counted when someone dies in hospital apparently it doesn’t matter as much if you die in a care home. A total disgrace. France however counts all deaths caused by Covid 19. Only one in ten deaths are people under 60 so it shows how it is older people are worst affected. Also men are more likely than women and even more at risk are Black, Asian and ethnic minorities.
Boris Johnson is back at work on Monday. He told us a month ago testing, testing, testing was the key to beat the virus. Well we managed 23,000 on Thursday when we are promised 100,000 in a weeks time. But the next promise is that 10 million key workers and there families will be tested soon. Registration commenced this morning for home testing at a rate of 18,000 kits per day this week. by mid morning the site was closed stating “Appications closed”.
Promises , promises.
We had 22 national test centres, hardley turned up, apparently they were in the wrong places! So who knows how many tests will be completed this week when boris sorts things out!
Over in the USA Trump has now had an idea that disinfectant and sunshine will sort thing out. Good luck to you Americans
In the meantime negotiations are going in Europe about Brexit. Does the man in the street really care now. Ideally surviving Corona virus will be the top priority!
Avocados are toxic to horses. And grapes are poisonous to dogs.
The labourers who built the Great Wall of China were fed on sauerkraut. I didn’t realise the Germans built it !
Do you know hamsters one eye at a time?
Astronaut John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space. Was he worried there were no snack bars on the moon.
Research shows that for luxury brands, the ruder the sales staff the higher the sales.
Jiggle– Quicky, jerky movement.
Skedaddle– Run off fast.
Guff– Foolish talk, nonsense.
Vexed– Irate, angry,annoyed.
Shenanigans– Nonsense, trickery, mischief.
Shindig– Dance, party or social affair.
Hoy– To throw.
Nettie– Bathroom, toilet.
Skiffy– Point in the direction of.
Bagie — Turnip.
Bait– Snack, sandwich.
And so a poem, but next week I promise I,m i will only talk about coronavirus briefly. Honestly !!!!!! THE RIVER