Covid-19 is really affecting lives and people are quite rightly getting fed up. This is not a political post but I cannot help but feel that here in the UK it has been handled all really badly. Things aren’t communicated well, those telling us the rules are breaking the rules, and well they just keep changing. The question is are we at the point where we can just go back to normal?
Where are We at With Covid-19 in the UK?
From things I hear people want to go back to normal now. The opinion seems to mostly be about that if a person was going to catch Covid-19 and be seriously ill they would have by now. A lot of people thinking that they have had it and it’s “no worse than the flu!” That people have had plenty of time to be vaccinated, and therefore protected.
We have heard about Prime Minister’s Parties (the wine and cheese type) at the same time we are told that we only need to do lateral flow tests (instead of PCRs). Plus the self-isolation date is further being reduced to 5 days. This makes me believe that there is some Social Psychology at work, telling us that Covid-19 is nothing to worry about.
However, I have very mixed feelings about it all. Not all of our children are fully vaccinated yet. Although it has been said that children aren’t affected by Covid-19 this appears to be changing. This hasn’t been our choice but due to them keep testing positive – and therefore having to wait longer. They are most likely not the only ones who would be more vulnerable.
Plus a lot of people have had Covid-19 and therefore are okay. But we had it in our family several times before it increased in severity. Not to mention that our local hospital is full and a Covid-19 hospital has had to open up again.
Do we need people on ventilators and/or dying before we think it is something to be mindful of? Is wearing a mask and cleaning our hands so difficult? Social distancing seems a thing of the past as it is apparently spreading even when we are really close.
Are you ready to just move on and treat Covid-19 just like you would the flu?