It’s the middle of October 2020, and the world is now deep into a second wave of Covid-19, Europe especially. It’s relentless and terrifying and has many of us cowering in our homes. We wash our hands and wear our masks, but in many ways it’s up to chance. Even though we take precautions we get it anyway. Since I’m convinced I already had it in April, I have many questions… that can’t be answered.
Am I immune to getting it? If so, for how long?
Will the illness be worse if I get it a second time? There are reports of people who have been confirmed as having had it twice with the second infection more severe than the first.
Will schools close again? Will I have to do the dreaded home schooling?
Will there be another national lockdown? If so, for how long? At the moment, the area where I live has the least stringent rules. We are Tier 1. Medium.
And lastly, what is this irritating dry cough I suddenly have?
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.