Lockdown Day 33: 24/04/20 Death

The depressing news that the death rate in British hospitals is approaching 20,000. Of course that isn’t the real total because many more have died at home, or in care homes. That figure has yet to be disclosed and reports I’ve read range from 15 to 50% of the hospital total again, which would make the overall total anywhere between 23,000 and 30,000. And the virus has not finished yet. I don’t want to make a prediction about the totality of death in a year’s time or two years’ time, but it will be horrific, and we are told there will be several waves of it between now and then. Food for thought perhaps.

 The population of the world is growing so fast it’s not sustainable. In the past we’ve seen cholera epidemics, the plague, eEola and AIDS. These are not man made and there will be other virus’ or plagues in the future. Nature has a way of sorting out the world in its own way. Food for thought perhaps.

 The British people have followed instructions for social distancing well and, despite a rocky first week, if anything we have refined what and how we do a lot of things. I think the return from lockdown will be harder than the going into lockdown for many reasons and the issue of trust will be highlighted in weeks to come. This time I’m not talking about the government, I’m thinking about the trust between people. All of a sudden, from little interaction through social distancing, we are going to interact again with social distancing. You can talk to me but keep away! Have you had the virus? Two simple points that will be on peoples minds when they return to the outside world. Food for thought perhaps.

Wherever you are stay safe.

C.S. Clifford

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