We’re back to working from home full time again. Partial lockdown is in effect here as new Corona cases soar to an unprecedented high and deaths are rising too, although thankfully those numbers are not as high (yet?) as they were last year…
People are desensitizing to it and becoming complacent. I understand that no one wants to hear the same news anymore, over and over again, or yet again more cases and hospitals getting crowded and deaths. Being tired of that news doesn’t mean it’s all gone yet. Covid 19 is still here, whether people choose to ignore it or not. And something can be done about it too, to get rid of it all: vaccination!
Junior has a cold now, nothing bad, just a stuffed nose, he feels fit otherwise. He did an at home test yesterday which was negative and, just to be safe, he won’t be going in to work today and has just gone out to have an official test done. Hopefully it all stays negative. I’m really proud of him for being so responsible about it all (and he’s double vaccinated too) but can 15% of the grown up population that is not vaccinated really continue to hold the 85% hostage who have been vaccinated? I want this thing to be over! Vaccines have already killed off diseases, why can’t Covid be one of them?
This week the news came that Rockmond Dunbar, whom I love on 9-1-1 and have loved on The Mentalist as well, has been written off 9-1-1 because he refused to be vaccinated. Warning: spoilers about his final episode can be found in this breaking article about the situation. I know very little about Dunbar but I am so disappointed that someone who can play such a lovely, warm, empathetic character on the show should refuse to be vaccinated like this in real life. In the show during season 4 he is glad to finally get a Covid vaccination while the already vaccinated first responders Bobby and Athena look on, and yet in real life he won’t have it.
Apparently he is “not an anti-vaxxer” but the religious and medical exemptions he asked for were reviewed and declined, which says to me that his reasons for not vaccinating are just not good enough. Sigh. It’ll be a long time before this Covid nightmare will end, I fear.
So, for me, it’s back to working from home full time again. I’m actually glad to not have to go into the office all the time but a little travel (I went to the office once a week these past few weeks) does break the monotony somewhat and I welcomed that. No more of that now. All that sitting at a table at home and typing often makes my hands feel cold so I invested in these…
… and hope that this partial lockdown will indeed help reduce the further spread of Covid while I type away on my work laptop. I’m already vaccinated, all I can do now to stop further spread is be careful and stick to regulations. And also say: please, get that damn vaccine!