Never give up, never surrender
- Jun 17, 2011
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I honestly wouldn't worry too much about rate of infection when we still have no idea how many previously infected people there are. The best guide we have at the moment is number of hospitalisations. The number of deaths will of course be affected by the fact that care for seriously ill hospitalised covid patients is improving all the time as the medicos learn more about the best treatments.Not just in Leicester. Coronavirus infections rising in several UK locations.
Well I hope all those twats on protest marches, beach parties, illegal raves and such like are happy now.
From what I've seen, moving about (legitimately, to get my dog care) it's not just the raves, its that people in general are going 'eff this'. I actually saw fewer masks about than last week. And many more cars, to the extent of traffic jams. The lockdown is effectively over, all that is happening now is that we are exacerbating the economic damage and the deaths for other reasons *. Wales is basically planning to open up everything next month to welcome the tourists. Holiday homes the lot.
I've got no time for the Welsh Assembly, but Drakeford currently (and he didn't at the start of this) sounds more convincing than Boris.
*The NHS has currently in excess of 500,000 missed appointments for either chronic or progressive illnesses, not to mention missed tests for potential cancers etc. How the heck are they ever going to catch that up and deal with a normal workload at the same time?