In the beginning we were told that those with a pre-existing condition were more likely to die or be seriously ill from Covid-19. Although at the time that was hard to hear having a disability myself, it is now clear that those with no pre-existing condition are equally at risk.
In January 2020 the UK media reported on Covid-19, although we didn’t go into lockdown until the following March. Almost 16 months later, we still don’t fully understand how the virus is transmitted and how it mutates.
From the unimaginable high level of global of deaths, it is obvious it’s not just those with a pre-existing condition who are at risk from this disease.
We all need to conduct our daily lives around the fact that we’re all vulnerable and we all need to take care. We need to think about ourselves, think about our actions and whether our actions are potentially putting ourselves and others at risk.
Although it is important we continue to wear masks in public and wash our hands, to avoid spread through surface contact, the scientists are know telling us, it is important we continue to put space between us. It is the single most important factor in helping us control the spread of the virus.
The ongoing world vaccination programmes, together with us all adhering to the social distancing rules, is the only way through this terrible pandemic.