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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #9 on: Monday 14 December 20 16:54 GMT (UK) »
I do feel that people are taking an ‘it’s a not us attitude’...
only today on the local news it was reported that four £10,000 fines had been issued in the county town where police had attended three large gatherings.. one of about 60 people in an private house another of 100-150 in another private house with a live DJ 😱 finally the police were at a hotel giving out some information when they noticed some ‘smartly dressed people’ who were attending a wedding in the hotel with 70 guests....
I know that the hospitality sector are suffering badly but that is just down right irresponsible in my opinion...
What hope is there for the rest of us especially people of ‘ a certain age’ who by and large are keeping safe... for what ...others to make hay while the sunshine’s and we are whiling away our time staying safe.... it beggars belief...

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Round here people are basically saying there’s nothing we can do about it so just be sensible.

In my view there are too many exemptions from the rules, if football matches can carry on as normal then why should we not meet together,

If gyms can be open why not other less elitist activities.

A pantomime with an audience,  unbelievable

I coul go on for ever.

If you are at risk take care, don’t socialise, that’s the logic behind the rules.

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Yes but do the majority of the population care whether the elderly look after themselves and ensure their life is lived.

What about if all the elderly just 'took the hit' by not taking care and a percentage of them dying off - maybe a bit prematurely.  If there were then no elderly persons either on whom the virus preys or for the sake of whom the majority of the restrictions are imposed would it be better for those that were left - the under 60's say - and would the virus just not have anybody on which to prey.

Should we be considering 'for the greater good'?

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:32 GMT (UK) »
Mention of Nightingale hospitals reminded me I don't remember ever hearing where all the extra staff were going to come from to actually work in them?


I see they announced this afternoon a new variant of Covid has been discovered which they think is responsible for the rapid spread in London and the SE/E.


Our family are all being very strict about seeing us and each other, never mind the '5 days of Christmas' relaxation. Yes we are all sick of it but think how annoyed we would be to slip up now after nearly a year of sacrifice.
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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:37 GMT (UK) »
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Yes but do the majority of the population care whether the elderly look after themselves and ensure their life is lived.

What about if all the elderly just 'took the hit' by not taking care and a percentage of them dying off - maybe a bit prematurely.  If there were then no elderly persons either on whom the virus preys or for the sake of whom the majority of the restrictions are imposed would it be better for those that were left - the under 60's say - and would the virus just not have anybody on which to prey.

Should we be considering 'for the greater good'?

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All I can say is we had lots of deliveries during the first lockdown when we weren't going anywhere & all the drivers seemed only too happy to chat to us - they were all young, and as we apologised that they were having to be on the front line for the sake of us oldies, every single one said they were happy to do their bit, they had elderly relatives, they were taking precautions etc etc. I think most people care.


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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #14 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:43 GMT (UK) »
I see they announced this afternoon a new variant of Covid has been discovered which they think is responsible for the rapid spread in London and the SE/E.


Our family are all being very strict about seeing us and each other, never mind the '5 days of Christmas' relaxation. Yes we are all sick of it but think how annoyed we would be to slip up now after nearly a year of sacrifice.

My sentiments entirely... the vaccine is here and we just need to wait maybe a few more months... what’s that after the sacrifices we’ve made up to now...
We most definitely won’t be seeing our daughter and family over Christmas.... I’ve kept all the card boxes from various deliveries and tomorrow I’m going to package it all up and hopefully use the PO collection system to send them their presents.
As they live in Ealing were not going to even meet up outside somewhere to swap gifts.... it’s too risky...

We just have to hang in there and wait....
Why aren’t the government taking steps to cancel Christmas if the rates are going up again... the German government have...

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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #15 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:43 GMT (UK) »
I think it is possibly a case of "some do, some don't" and also we don't know what other people's commitments are.

Personally, I'm lucky - I am pensioner (as is OH), and we have no mortgage to pay.  Our joint pensions more than cover all our outgoings.

BUT - I see that there is a spike in cases in Kent (we used to live there in the past) and I can understand the reasons.  A lot of people live in Kent because housing is more affordable.  However, where do they work, if possible?  London, of course, because that is where the wages are higher and work is more plentiful, which results in daily commuting.  Plus, where is there more entertainment  :-\   The same can be said for Birmingham and probably other large cities.

A simplistic view, maybe  :)
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Re: Do we care about coronavirus anymore?
« Reply #16 on: Monday 14 December 20 17:48 GMT (UK) »
It is easy for me, in a quiet little village, but if we had two kids, say six and eight, and we lived in a tower block with a hundred other families and always one lift out of action we might feel differently.

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« Reply #17 on: Monday 14 December 20 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I do care , very much so, we will be in tier 3 on Wednesday, I am very sad about it all, it just seems  to go on and on , never ending  , i have abided by the rules,  and here we go again

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