(Covid-19 secure) My take on the pandemic.

After the last quick go with using Word’s Blogpost feature, I thought I would return to the meat of the blog and that is my view on the world. Actually going back to Word, it is a lot easier this medium to write a blog than it is on the WordPress site which is the host for the blog.

The world is going to hell in a handcart with the latest Covid-19 announcements, so how the hell did it come to this? Cast your mind back to the beginning of the year, before we first knew (although half the rest of the world did) about Covid -19, the Cov2 Coronavirus. Life was very different then, we were pretty free to do what we wanted within the law, and we were bracing ourselves for the end of Brexit. There wasn’t much else going on in that post-Christmas period and we were trying to keep warm and wish for spring to arrive as early as possible. Then the news hid the streets that a new highly infectious virus had been released from a laboratory in Wuhan, China or from infected meat in a Chinese market or from an infected animal called the pangolin, which nobody had heard of. Whatever the cause of the virus to be distributed, most of the populations of Wuhan and China in the widest sense were responsible for the virus to be spread, but how?

The Chinese government kept the virus pretty quiet at first, and then realized that it could not be contained and eventually announced the existence of Covid-19 to the world, but by then of course it was too late, the genie was out of the bottle. But, the question has to be asked, how did the virus travel so far so quickly, and to the furthest corner of the world in a very short period. Now, I’m not here to apportion blame, but the Chinese authorities must be culpable for their tardiness in reporting the existence of Covid-19 to the world, and this contributed to the spread of the disease and the resulting pandemic that it has caused. Over a million infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths later, what have we heard from China’s contrition on their part in the disaster? Nothing, not a thing. We’ve been left (like they have) to look after the whole debacle ourselves. The whole pandemic has caused not only all the deaths and illness, but has cost economies trillions of £ and $ in lost revenue and income. The overall effect will be to change the world and it will never be the same. So was this a conspiracy? Were the Chinese (and I mean government not the people) complicit in allowing the situation to get this bad? Was the whole reason world domination? Did they want to take over every aspect of our lives? They might have a battle for that with the Moslem community who want to do the same by religious means not economic. China supply everything, indeed they are the only suppliers in the majority of cases. Let’s examine one small example: electronic components used in just about everything that uses electricity in any form are just about exclusively manufactured in China, whereas the UK and Germany were major manufacturers of resistors, capacitors, relays, switches and the like. Not any more, to be fair the copied components from China are of fairly good quality, but it doesn’t allow anyone else to get set up to produce these items without huge cost and prices that could rival Chinese prices. That’s just one small corner of what is produced almost exclusively in China, try and find them from elsewhere,

So, back to the pandemic, six months on from when we first learned about the ‘Lockdown’ a new word in the modern lexicon, and we’re still feeling the effects of it now, and will continue to do so for perhaps years to come. It has been suggested that the effects of Covid-19 could last well after the virus has left the body. Think of chicken pox, which is mainly a childhood disease and one which parents would try to get their child infected so that it’s ‘out of the way’, implying that it’s just something that children should get to ensure that they get it at the parents convenience. But, later in life the dormant virus can turn into shingles which is not something adults warm to, it’s horrible. So, who knows what the long term effects will be of this insidious disease? The same can be applied to o HIV, flu, polio, Ebola, measles, meningitis and CMV, which is closely related to chickenpox. So, this isn’t just going to ‘go away’ as some of the MSM (main stream media) would have us believe. So with the collapse of the Wests’ economy, the sole supplier of many articles, the spreading of a killer virus, and the continuing spat with the USA, what else have China got to offer? Oh, that is besides the world’s largest population and rising and the aggressive harassment of its nearest neighbours. Discuss.

The pandemic meanwhile lumbers on, with the government changing its way more times than Boris Johnson changes his partner. The public are now so confused about what is allowed, and what is not, that it’s no wonder certain sections of the community choose to ignore all government edicts and do what the hell they like anyway. The threat of a £100 fine for breaking the Covid rules is probably not a deterrent to not gathering in groups of six more, thereby increasing the likelihood of more infections being spread around and continuing to be around for many years. Meanwhile law abiding and careful citizens stay in as much as possible, wear masks, and use gel all the time when shopping or out and about and meeting anyone at their door. The winter and Christmas approaches so who knows what it is going to be like in the depths of winter. The other thing that must happen is to get the country back to work, except the retired (hooray!), and the unable, so that the country can recover its economy. The furlough scheme is due to end soon, which will it is felt, will cause huge unemployment as the companies have to then pay their employees all their salary, instead of the government picking up some of the tab. Cue much wailing and gnashing of teeth as jobs become scarce and the unemployment rate hits the roof. It’s going to get bloody and the worse is yet to come.

About cliverh

Retired aerospace engineer, first with the Royal Air Force and then BAE Systems. Now enjoying a variety of activities and not getting bored. I was a Games Maker Volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. I was also a volunteer at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Southampton. I intend to blog about what interests me.
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