Not Another Injection, Please.

I have never seen so many injections before.  It seems that all the news outlets feel obliged to show people being injected over and over and over. I don’t mind watching myself being injected or having a blood sample taken but for some reason I am mildly squeamish about watching others being injected.

It does not really add that much to a news report to have some person getting stuck. All this jabbing.


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

      And the mome raths outgrabe.


“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

      The frumious Bandersnatch!”


 Lewis Carroll

Apparently today is the anniversary of the first COVID case in the UK and the news was saying that it has transformed everyone’s lives. Again, that bloody phrase “light at the end of the tunnel”. We will get back to normal. Really?

There are people alive now who don’t remember AIDS and when all that started. AIDS hasn’t gone away, will coronavirus? Probably not. There are not 7 billion doses of vaccine.

Because we are both retired and socially pretty isolated, our lives have probably changed less than most. Luckily, we have a big place and even before the virus we did not go out all that much. My hands have never been so clean. I have adopted a gallic approach to shaving. I’ll get a buzz cut in a few days’ time. We live behind our gates and the world goes on, out there. Sure, when we do go out people have their lone ranger masks. Shops have sanitizer gel at the door and wipes for the trolleys.

We have made about a dozen Skype / Zoom calls in the twelve months previous.

I have developed a mild fascination for looking at people’s bookshelves on the news reports.

People are making cakes of syringes …

Up on the coast property prices have gone up ~30%.

The real impact of the virus will show when the governments stop the financial aid. Then it will be grim.

In a largely agricultural economy, like ours, things have been ticking over. The tourist one up at the coast must be in deep pain.

Who knows how bad it is going to be? Normal hey, what does that mean?

Please stop showing people getting injected especially when I am eating my breakfast.