chrissyg wrote:...You surely cant think we can all stay at home until next year when the vaccine might save us.
Kilkis wrote:chrissyg wrote:...You surely cant think we can all stay at home until next year when the vaccine might save us.
What everybody else does is up to them but apart from going out to get food and drink I can stay at home pretty much indefinitely if I feel the need to do so. My local supermarket would even deliver my food and drink if I asked them to but I prefer to get it myself.
It was very important to me to go to France with my family in August but I didn't think it was sensible to do so, so we postponed the holiday until next year. Having not seen them in August it is very important to me to go to the UK to see my family in October but at the moment that doesn't look very sensible either so I probably won't. If I postpone to next spring it will mean I will not have seen them, other than on Skype, for 18 months. If spring still doesn't look good I will postpone to next August and if that still looks dodgy I will postpone to next October. I would rather not see my family for ten years than risk taking COVID-19 to them or bringing it back to my friends in Crete.
It is clear through the whole pandemic that there are people who want to do things so they do them, even though it isn't very sensible. There are others who put more weight on the possible consequences and don't do the things they want to do. I fit in the latter category. I have never found it particularly hard to forsake things I want to do if there are compelling reasons not to do them, other than drink gin and tonic, obviously, but that isn't very high risk.
Currently I still have the odd meal out but I am pretty careful choosing where I go. I also meet up with some friends who are taking a similar view to me so are probably pretty safe. No trips anywhere, no visitors.
Kookla wrote:...I agree with this sentiment apart from the bit about gin and tonic! Each to their own eh?...
Kilkis wrote:If the young people stay with only other young people and spread the disease amongst themselves then that's fine but they don't. The young waiter who serves me my meal in a taverna was probably at a beach party or in a nightclub at the weekend. He caught the virus from other young people who were circulating freely with no mitigating measures because they don't feel threatened. He then passes the virus on to me or his older relatives and I/they die.
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