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Irksome as we were in the lowest tier pre-lockdown, when the boundaries were at a more granular level. Parts of my county are high, and as the current rules are based at county level so, apparently, are we. Will be sticking to the rules, but grudgingly...
Normally, Christmas evening is spent at Mrs 12th's folks, but it's now people from seven households - including two who work at schools, two frontline NHS and one police officer*. The family will be split in three so the aforementioned folks don't spend the day alone - you have to make do, I guess.
Its good news as to possibility of Vaccine for next year. However according to todays news its getting worse in UK with new figures for the death rate. For Christmas we have decided to meet relations and friends on a beach and have champagne. We are all under Tier2 but we decided that our health is more important then doing the usual things for xmas.
I read in this month's Science Focus that it's reckoned that 80% of new cases have come from 10% of those who've had the illness, and that superspreading events (rather than individual superspreaders) have been the biggest problem.
The arses (and others) are soon to be in tier 4.
There was no choice.
Some say that no rules are needed because the public can be trusted to do the right thing.
Others thought the right thing was to dial 999 when KFC ran out of chicken.
I read an article about illegal raves during lockdown in this quarter's Delayed Gratification. The stupidity of some has never been in question, but I am genuinely baffled that some aren't able to put the greater good first. Lockdown hurts us all in different ways, and undoubtedly some rather more than others, but if we'd all been sensible it's hard not to conclude we would be in a rather smaller mess than we presently find ourselves.