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Life Post Pandemic

Well, actually I don’t think there will be a true “post pandemic” in the near future, possibly ever. There will only be a “living with the pandemic” which, back in the day, was what we used to call “normal life.” I think from now on there will only be a new normal life.

Covid-19 was created in October/November 2019 in the cruel wet markets of the Chinese town of Wuhan, and it is with us forever now. It can’t be undone. In the future it will keep mutating and some of those mutations may be deadly, some mild. There’s not a lot we can do about this, although we can continuously create different vaccines to protect ourselves like we already do with the ‘normal’ flu.

So this is how I think life with Covid will be for us humans from now on:

During the peaks, the sensible ones will squirrel themselves away and spend time at home, if necessary taking the children out of school. And during the troughs we will come out to party, take holidays, drink in pubs, go to the cinemas, enjoy cultural events, and group mixing. Without Government intervention this is probably what will happen, although I fear the majority of people under 30 will take no notice whatsoever and do everything as they usually did, pre-pandemic. It will take them the most time to adjust. Us oldies will watch out for ourselves and our loved ones and try to keep the generation which still thinks of itself as invulnerable and carefree, safe.

I don’t think it’s right that the Government of this glorious liberal democracy that is the UK, lawfully make citizens obliged to do this and that, and not do this and that, with regards Covid. As a country we will need to do what we can to protect the underfunded NHS and vulnerable people in care homes, but we shouldn’t be dictating to the general population what it must do.

Covid is a gift for China of course because it’s the perfect excuse for the dictator Xi Jinping to further control the people he doesn’t like under the guise of lockdowns and “quarantine centres.” For China, the Dark Age has already arrived – the people live in a prison they can’t see. But for us in the West where we enjoy freedom, decision-making, and self-expression, we’re going to have to act a little more responsibly from now on in this New Normal of Covid, keeping ourselves safe – with moderate Government intervention where sensible and prudent.

One Million

One million people have now died with coronavirus across the world. This is a grim milestone – and yet it’s only the known and recorded number of infections. In reality it’s probably much higher than that. When I started writing 50 in July 2019, the virus that causes Covid hadn’t made the leap from pangolin to mankind yet. It was a different world. In December, in a town called Wuhan in China, it was first noticed that there was a strange pattern of deaths surrounding a particular wet market, and although there had already been many victims and hospitalisations the authorities were still denying there was any possibility this new virus could be transmitted between humans. The world should never forget Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist working in Wuhan Central Hospital, who alerted the authorities to a new and dangerous virus, but was told to stop spreading false rumours! He was summoned to the Public Security Bureau where he was told to sign a letter stating that he was “making false comments” and that he had “severely disturbed the social order”. Not long after, he himself caught Covid-19 and died (despite being only 33 and healthy). This shows the arrogance and ignorance of the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. They would rather their citizens died than tolerate, or listen to, anything that sounds like a contradiction to their power. Now the entire world is severely affected thanks to Chinese cruelty to animals. Millions of people will probably die in the future. Vegetarians and vegans throughout the world can’t describe their frustration and anger. Environmental destruction, false beliefs about traditional medicine, and a total lack of compassion towards animals has caused covid-19 to exist. Human beings have to change the way they treat animals and the environment unless they want more of this in the future.