Covid has struck our home
My young teenager has Covid, caught at school – wiped out his entire class by the sounds of things. Lots of his peers around his age in the village are getting it too. Whilst my child struggles to deal with this nasty virus, I find myself looking at the overall picture.
He – and all his peers, could have had one dose of the vaccine by now, with another shortly in the offing. That may not have stopped the virus running rife through the school, but it may well have curtailed the extent of infections and certainly the severity.
We no longer have an isolation policy in place. We, as a family are doing our best. Lateral Flow testing our littlest one daily to avoid sending them in to primary school contagious. Meanwhile we adults watch and wait for symptoms to drive us to the PCR testing station for a further check.
Personally, we have another bugbear with the single vaccination idea – our children have families abroad, they cannot visit without punitive quarantine restrictions, because they are not double vaccinated. There is little or no support for families like ours – we perceive in the new Brexit controlled Britain – we have no sympathy for having family abroad.
Our Government (in their ‘wisdom’) have completely forgotten that these children will be eligible to vote in the election of after next – that’s not very far away. Their youthful memories will not have forgotten this period in their lives when they prepare to vote for the very first time.