I am back to blogging about Covid-19. Being able to talk about what is happening in the wider world, on my blog, is keeping my mind sane.
Months on from restrictions being lifted in the UK and with Covid-19 cases still rising, I and many like me who deal with a disability, have been forced back into our homes. I have no quality of life, I have no say in how I want to live my life.
Also, being double-jabbed, doesn’t determine whether you get back into your life, because you can still catch Covid-19, get sick and struggle with Long-Covid. For those like myself, who deal with a disability and who are high risk, normalcy doesn’t exist.
It is important to continue to follow restrictions, so that we can all go out and stay protected. With restrictions being lifted by the UK government, we are now seeing cases of Covid-19 rise.
That isn’t rocket science, but it is party politics. It has nothing to do with common sense either, or the government wanting to keep us safe. It is the physical barriers that can keep us safe. I pray common sense on their decisions, eventually prevails.
I am more or less confined to my home now, because people aren’t wearing masks. I continue to wear a mask when I go out for a walk. The Covid-19 vaccine helps, but it doesn’t go far enough. As scientists tell us, it is not to be solely relied on without the standard physical measures in place.
In the meantime, people who deal with a disability, have been forced back into their homes. What about the parents whose children are being told they must attend school, without mandatory protections being put in place? Cases are rising amongst school children. What about them, what about their families? It’s mad.
Cases amongst primary school children, aged between 4 to 12, is up by 48%– the HSE’s lead for testing and tracing, Niamh O’Beirne says: they have been contacted by 120 primary schools and 80 secondary schools, about the rise in Covid-19 in its schools amongst its students. (Source: https://www.irishtimes.com)