So today we are officially in the second wave of the coronavirus. It’s only three months since the end of the first wave. It didn’t take the virus long to bounce back. At the end of August I noticed an upsurge in the numbers, and by the time the children went back to school the trend was already established. It was clear the virus was taking hold in the UK again. I think the summer holidays is to blame for this. People took trips to Europe when the virus was already widespread once more, and then they brought it back to the UK. We are an island, we should have done better than that. Also, young people (between the ages of 16 – 30) relaxed and acted as if there was no such thing as the pandemic. There were many illegal raves and parties. Now the country is seeing the effects of these things. A nationwide lockdown may be needed once again, as a “circuit breaker,” although the Government says it wants to avoid this if at all possible. It also says schools will stay open. Thank God.
It’s September 14th 2020. The second wave of coronavirus is now here in Britain. In the book ‘50‘ I wrote about what it was like as the pandemic hit with the first wave, and I continue from where I left off, here in this blog.
Schools have just gone back for the autumn term. But fear is in the air again. Anxiety is settling back into my head. The frustrating thing is that when the number of infections was rapidly declining back in June, my school refused to open. The children have been off for six months solid. Now that cases are rapidly escalating, the school is open. It doesn’t make sense to me. I was so frustrated, almost angry, in June. Keeping the school closed felt like the lazy option, it felt like they were letting the children down, especially since it felt comparatively safe outside. I wrote about this in ’50’. My kids were desperate to go back, and I was desperate for them to go back! Now it’s a different matter. Although schools are determined to keep open, the virus is running rampant in society once more and I’m worried that my kids will bring the virus back to me and I’ll get ill again. I’ve only just recovered from the first infection.