Whose fault is it?

Post linked to FOWC Arcane

stupidStupidity isn’t punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton.  Appropriate? I’d say!

The other day Boris Johnson congratulated us (the people) for following the Coronavirus safety rules, and because of our ‘good behaviour’ and the reduction of infections we are to be allowed a further relaxation of the rules.

I was a little stunned – if we have done so well, why is the death rate so high?

If we have all followed the rules, why is the number of those infected by Covid-19 so high?  

Recently, someone reminded us that the deaths and those hospitalised from Covid-19 are MOSTLY the elderly, the obese and those with underlying health problems.

I know all that, but what I am curious to know is how they contracted the virus in the first place?

  • Is it because they didn’t do as they were told?
  • Did they refuse to stay at home?
  • Did they not self-isolate when they were asked to?
  • Did they forget to wash their hands?
  • Did they ignore social distancing?

If it’s not their fault, then whose fault is it?

  • Did a family member ignore the rules?
  • Did one of the carers ignore the rules?

Why are so many care homes Covid free, while other homes have been severely affected?

We can’t blame other countries for the number of  infections in the UK, and I think it’s probably unfair to blame the government; each of the four countries in Britain has leaders that have made concerted efforts to lead,  show empathy and protect us.

I don’t doubt there have been mistakes along the way, but the government gave us clear information as did the scientists; we were told to keep our distance, wash our hands and Stay at Home, so what went wrong?

The rise in the infection rate during those first weeks was understandable, but after that, everyone knew the score, it’s not arcane so why did it continue to rise at an alarming rate?

In the South of England last week, half a million people showed the whole world how selfish and irresponsible they can be. This was Shocking  What are our chances when faced with such stupidity?

If what happened in those resorts and on those beaches in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch is anything to go by, then I’d say our chances are pretty grim!

If we do have a spike in infections, then surely it’s time for the government to stop praising the public for a job badly done. Isn’t it time to get tough and tell it how it is.

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2020  – Linked to Fandango’s FOWC Arcane.

13 thoughts on “Whose fault is it?

  1. Here in Florida, we had a huge resurgence when the beaches opened up. Restrictions? Rubbish. No one paid any attention to restrictions. It was like no one had ever seen a beach before! Our numbers have broken daily records for new cases, and it is mostly the 20-30 year olds who are getting infected. This Covid is a whole lot more than anyone anticipated and now it would make the politicians look foolish to close down again. And, I think, the people would be livid. Our governor won’t mandate masks be worn at all time, but several town mayors have done so. Ours has. But then we don’t go anywhere without a mask anyway. Such strange times, Sue.

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    1. The awful thing is, those younger ones are likely to pass on the virus to us older ones who are beginning to step out again.
      You do fight to wear your mask and stay safe. Thank you. Lois.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Same thing here Sue. Give some people an inch and they take a mile. A country western star held a concert in Tennessee. Thousands of fans attended, standing shoulder to shoulder and NO ONE wearing a face mask! WTH?! I don’t know what burns me up more with the younger crowd, there utter stupidity or their total disregard for the safety of others. Maybe they see it as a good way to rid the world of all us old fogies!

    I’m not willing to give up my face mask. To me, that’s equal to having a death wish.

    Please continue your routine Sue. As those around us get dumber, we have to get smarter. Be safe.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  3. To be honest Sue, I’ve wondered from the start if asymptomatic transmission is one of the biggest problems when it comes to spreading the virus so widely. Remember almost the first we heard of it here was the poor bloke who came back from his skiing holiday and unknowingly passed it on to loads of people without ever getting sick himself? He was labelled a ‘superspreader’ in the media but personally I think there’s been a lot of asymptomatic infection through people never showing recognisable symptoms therefore not ever knowing they had it in the first place, and so passing it on unwittingly. So I think its been a huge mistake only to have tested people who show symptoms – its clearly not been enough to stop the spread just to isolate those who know they are infected, so surely there has to be something else going on in the background… That’s not to excuse the people being stupid and flouting the rules, but I think infection rates have been far too high just for sheer carelessness/ selfishness to account for it all…

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    1. You’re right, Ruth. So many other diseases are passed on by people who are carriers but are not ill themselves, which is why it’s so important to follow the rules. Why don’t people accept that they could be lethal without even showing a single symptom?

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    1. Very true, but I’ve yet to hear either a scientist or a member of government accuse the public themselves of spreading the disease. They warn them what will happen but they don’t say This is Your Fault, you are to blame! Thank you for your input, it’s appreciated.

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  4. Right on, Sue! I agree with you 100%! And I have the same questions and I feel the same way.
    It’s so tough to think about all of those who have lost their lives. People who had years and years left to live. It breaks our hearts. 😦
    And the people who say, “Well, it’s just people over 65 or those already having health issues, etc, so it’s no big deal.” So sad, and angering, that they feel that way about the people in those “categories”. 😦
    Thank you for sharing your heart and your wise words!
    (((HUGS))) Please stay safe! ❤

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