Scaling up careful behaviour

I already behave more carefully than I absolutely have to. I am aware that Covid can be picked up on public transport and all sharing environments. But then, I am more vulnerable probably due to my age.

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The problem for younger people is that they often do not get sick quickly and feel invincible and want to flout lock-downs. They also have their more active hormones to content with. The breeding instinct can sometimes overrule all other reasoning compartments in the brain.

I advise all to be one more step careful than they have to be. I advice people to wear protective face coverings in all shared closed environments and not just in shops.

All communal areas in London are hotspots like all housing environments, which are mostly shared. We hear very little about behaving in stair cases and communal lifts other then housing providers giving recommendations. There is however little enforcement and everybody relies on common sense, which can be missing in some people.

To avoid complete lock-downs we have to rely on people’s common sense.

The u-turn

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced that all who can should go back to work but walk, cycle or use cars and avoid public transport.

All that caution about carbon emissions has been thrown to the wind for the sake of personal breathing space whilst in a car.

It’s all about direct transmissions; the government is not concerned about long-term health effects.

I remember when my kids went to Primary. In Primary, kids often get sick, the younger the more sick they got because they caught all type of germs from each other. Yet teachers preached day in and day out that the 100% attendance is very important for children’s education and ability to achieve good grades.

Now Jeremy Corbyn warns that it is not safe to get back to work and especially schooling because transmissions are rife.

The only difference is that the childhood illnesses could not be caught my teachers but Corona can.

Is there anybody making any sense?

First we were told that the government will use existing health apps to monitor the spread and potential infection risk whilst yesterday I got an email from my Covid-19 app that they have to cease operation unless they get voluntary donations to continue.

The new rule from Wednesday people who usually live together can sunbathe, play games and go on outings, using cars together. Who is going to check whether the people usually live together if enforcers are faced with lots of groups of people. A lot of people flat-share these days.

It is obviously discriminating to only allow those who have cars to travel for leisure whilst public transport is off limits but to those working.

It’s almost back to normal with the excepton of children not being allowed to school. This knock-on effect stops many people from going to work. Also I’ve heard little about sports clubs and events and training in clubs and gyms and pools.

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