And here's an interesting item : an Italian study that interviewed 1000 citizens found that about half them would be hesitant about a corona vaccine. Apparently a significant factor is lack of trust in the safety of a vaccine.
I agree. In our area, Bridport, I was told there have been 4 deaths in total. It is hard to understand the numbers.What is a bit difficult for me - and probably for many others - to digest, is the seeming dissonance between the media/stories, and what you know from close experience.
Yes, probably how wary each of us feel individually depends on how close we have come personally to Covid-19. I have a friend who died of it, not a close friend and yes he was 72 but fit and healthy, a strong mountain hiker, the father of a friend about the same age who also died perhaps because in his case he fell ill at the height of the pandemic and wasn't able to get treated, another acquaintance ended up in intensive care and survived, another friend and her husband both got it, he got to hospital but was dismissed because they needed beds (he's a GP), both survived but were ill for weeks and weeks, (the son in his twenties also got it and was ill on and off for weeks), my husband's cousin the same, all these people in their fifties and fit and healthy (like me?). Two colleagues, one infected her husband and elderly mother and all three ended up in hospital but survived. One of my close friends is a nurse and was sent to the Covid-19 department at the height of the emergency, and told me what it was like because she needed to share it with someone, .....it all adds up and it conditions your perceptions, I think you can't be too careful, many people who do get it seem to take weeks or even months to recover.....What is a bit difficult for me - and probably for many others - to digest, is the seeming dissonance between the media/stories, and what you know from close experience
Yes, probably how wary each of us feel individually depends on how close we have come personally to Covid-19. .....it all adds up and it conditions your perceptions,
Same here in the UK. Lack of trust in the government, constant changing of restrictions. They are talking about a countrywide lockdown even though some scientists say it won’t help. Much of the country is under regional lockdown.What also complicates matters a bit - at least in countries like mine, where trust in the gov't is at all-time lows - is that more and more health experts and hospital directors are openly saying that while the first total lockdown was justified (at the time, there was no experience with this virus), the new lockdown measures being taken are too extreme,
I'm out of here!!!Interesting to read the first hand experiences of you all living in other countries. Fortunately no one we know have contracted the virus, but it is running rampant here. Outside of Sweden, no European or other 1st world country has bungled this pandemic more than the US.
Our president is in complete denial, but that will be corrected on election day.
I agree and I sincerely apologize to the entire forum. I'll shut up about it.Criticizing gov't administrative responses to the pandemic should be OK, but the sentence "but that will be corrected on election day" should have stayed an unwritten contemplation....