So now we have the Corona virus in the UK. Two people from the same family have been tested positive and are currently residing in a specialist centre in Newcastle. They had previously been staying in a hotel in Yorkshire. However, one wonders how many other people inside the hotel and outside that these two have come in contact with over the past fortnight who might now be incubating the virus and unwittingly infecting others. The others could be travelling all over the country as I write this, spreading the virus even further.
Hospitals are already stretched to breaking point due to staff shortages, the normal winter norovirus, and elderly patients falling about for a start. Add thousands infected with the Corona virus and it’ll be the straw that breaks the camels’ back, so to speak. There is no land and probably no money either to build another hospital in one week like the one currently under construction in China, and so the poor devils who contract the virus will no doubt just have to take to their beds and get on with it.
I have a big bag of surgical masks at home, which will come in handy I’m sure. I’ve just stocked up on a week’s worth of food, and am prepared to gain a nightclub tan if Sam and I have to be confined to the house for a while. I don’t intend going to any places where a lot of people have gathered, and although I work in a hospital, I’m lucky enough to work in a room on my own most of the time which is in a small centre well away from the main building. If and when the virus hits Suffolk I shall stay at home altogether.
Keep your wits about you… do your bit and don’t let the virus take hold!