bee Posted July 21, 2020 Author #151 Share Posted July 21, 2020 18 hours ago, Kittens Are Jerks said: Thre's no question the consequences of shutdown have been, and continue to be, horrific in every way imaginable. Had governments and medical officials handled the pandemic differently at the start of it, we would most likely not be in the position we're in. A great deal of the mask controversy, for instance, can be linked to the mixed messages we received early on. Masks will not help, masks might help, masks will help. So which is it? They help (not very much, but they do help), so why did it take nearly six months to mandate the wearing of them? In the UK we told at the beginning that the good quality masks (ie ones that really worked) were being kept back for the front line medical staff - and there were no mandatory rulings on masks at all - but a lot of people (including myself I might add) wore them anyway in shops - and some people went as far as to wear them outdoors which I don't think is necessary unless you can't maintain the distancing that we are asked to do while all this is settling down... I remember at the beginning of the lockdown when everything was really eerie... roads empty etc and I was very aware of everyone around me because we didn't know how serious it was all going to be or if it was out of a laboratory or not... even out walking with the dog I remember being downstream to a jogger sweating and breathing heavily and so when I got home I did a steam inhalation with camphor oil and gargled with salt water.... don't know if that would have done anything but I thought it MIGHT kill a virus that had got in and was about to work itself down my throat.. as I have said before I think I had coronavirus in December anyway so I probably have some natural immunity so I have not been overly worried but taken precautions and followed the guidelines anyway... my own life hasn't been very much affected or changed during the lockdown anyway - and somethings have been really good like getting closer to my daughter who is near to having her first baby.. and as she is in the most vulnerable category I have been her extra support .... and doing a lot of art... especially practicing portraits in acrylic - we had some lovely art programmes on that people could join in with like Grayson Perry's Art Club and Portrait Artist of the Week.. and my garden is the prettiest and best it has ever been,,, but I know that many people are really stressed out and scared about what's happening ... and have been having a horrible time.. 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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