Sunday, 15 March 2020

Corona Virus Panic and Reality

As I write this post, Britain is about to step up measures to reduce the impact and spread of the Covid-19 virus, the official name of the Corona Virus. There is no doubt that this is a very nasty virus which kills, and we all need to take precautions.

Sadly though, we see those bad elements in human nature displayed in the panic buying of goods in quantities well beyond the need of the individual. For some strange reason, toilet paper appears to be a priority. This virus does not increase the number of times that you will need to go to the toilet or even blow your nose! I am at a loss therefore, as to why there has been such a huge surge in people buying the stuff! As they say in Yorkshire, "There's nowt so queer as folks!"

The daily life in countries around the world is going to change significantly for a while whilst this virus has its run. How are you coping? Please post a comment in the box below.

2 comments:

  1. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (the desert Southwest) we have closed all restaurants and bars except for take out. Schools are closed for 2 more weeks after being closed last week. All public venues have closed/stopped. Grocery and drug stores are limiting the number of customers at one time. Shelves at the stores are a bit light.

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  2. I'm further south in the UK, although I used to live for a while in Scarborough, growing up. Down here, the supermarkets have designated hours for groups such as disabled, elderly and vulnerable, for example, are given an hour there three days a week, which kind cuts down the crush in the store. The streets are mostly empty of people the city is like a ghost city... and most are at home, awaiting new developments.

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